What to do if your child was injured in a car accident

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  • What To Do If Your Child Was Injured In a Car Accident

    Being injured in an accident and suffering serious personal injuries can be a horrible experience

    for an individual of any age. However, if the personal injury victim is a young minor, both the

    injuries and the emotional and mental experience can be even more devastating.As a parent,

    you will do anything possible to take care of your child and hold the party responsible for his or

    her injuries to the fullest extent possible. As such, if your child was involved in an accident that

    was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you should consult with

    an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

    Steps To Take Following an Accident

    When your child is injured in an accident, there are certain steps that you need to take as their

    parent or legal guardian to protect their legal rights and to ensure that they get the medical

    attention they need. Below are some important steps you should consider taking:

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    Seek immediate medical attention, even if your child is not complaining of any major symptoms

    following the accident.

    Call the police to the scene of the accident to prepare a detailed report of the facts surrounding

    the accident.

    Get the contact information, including name, address, telephone, license plate, driver's license

    number and insurance information, for all of the parties involved in the accident.

    Get the pertinent information for any witnesses to the scene of the accident.

  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident (if you do not have a camera, take pictures with your

    cell phone).Consult with a New Jersey personal injury lawyer who has experience handling

    accidents involving minors.

    If your child was strapped in a car seat during the accident, he or she may also seek

    compensation if the car seat was defective and resulted in additional injuries. Your attorney will

    need to evaluate the specific details of your case to determine whether any additional parties

    (such as the car seat manufacturer) can also be held responsible for your child's injuries.

    Call Us Today!

    If your child was injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of

    another party, he or she may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or

    to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New Jersey personal

    injury lawyers, please call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo. We have offices in Elizabeth,

    North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you.

    Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized

    locally for his legal ability, named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal

    precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal

    rights!