What happens when a child is injured in a Mission Viejo car accident and how can the family recover the costs of treatment and recovery? The most common cause of injury to a child is a motor vehicle collision. What should you do if your child is injured or even simply involved in a car accident? If a child is involved in an a motor vehicle accident you should ensure they receive a thorough medical examination within 24 to 48 hours of the accident even if they appear to be uninjured.
If the child is an infant the impact of an accident may actually lead to developmental issues down the road which are not obvious or evident today. Your child may sustain soft tissue injuries which can take weeks or months before symptoms arise. Damage to internal organs may not be apparent for hours.
My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience in personal injury cases involving a child I can say you almost cannot be too cautious. When a child is injured in a Mission Viejo car accident due to the negligence of another driver you will need to file a personal injury claim. I worked for the major insurance companies for the first 20 years of my career. I know their tactics and their initial offers in child injury cases are always too low. They try to get you to settle as quickly as possible before the actual short and long-term implications of your child’s injuries are knowable.
When a child is injured in a Mission Viejo car accident it is important to understand there is only one opportunity to seek a settlement or verdict for compensation associated with a personal injury. In these cases I evaluate not only the present expenses and medical bills, but the likelihood of all potential future treatment and expenses as well as just compensation for the painful experience your child has been forced to endure. For example, a child often faces emotional issues associated with the accident requiring an experienced child psychologist. The settlement or verdict must take every consideration into account.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell or call 949-305-1400 to speak with me personally for a free consultation today. There is no cost to your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.