If you are involved in an automobile accident involving your children, it’s important to know the steps to take next.
There are several things you need to do to help your children stay safe, get medical care and be compensated after a crash. Here are some steps that you should remember.
- Check on your children
To begin with, you need to make sure that your children, as well as others involved in the car accident, are okay. If anyone is injured, you need to immediately call 911. Even if you’re not sure if anyone is injured, it’s worth having your children examined by a medical professional. This also helps you establish that injuries were suspected if you decide to make a personal injury claim on your children’s behalf.
- Get copies of important documents
Next, you will want to get copies of important documents and to take photos at the scene, if possible. For example, if you receive a diagnosis from a medical provider, it’s a good idea to get a copy and pass it on to your attorney. Taking photos of the other person’s insurance card as well as of your children’s injuries may help, too.
- Let your attorney negotiate with the insurance agency
If the other party has insurance, now is the time to let a professional handle the case. Keep forwarding important documents to your attorney, so that they can build a strong case for a fair settlement.
The nice thing about working with a professional at this stage is that you can focus your attention on taking care of your children and helping them through their recovery. If you have been injured, this will help guarantee that the case is being handled while you focus on your own health as well.
Focus on health, not on a legal case
Your family’s health is the priority in these circumstances. It is reasonable to take the time to focus on health and recovery rather than putting all your attention on a legal case. Fortunately, you can work with someone who will handle negotiations and build a case if you need to go to court. Good help now may help you get the compensation that you need to provide the best care for your children moving forward.