As a parent, one of your top priorities is to keep your child safe. However, you do not always have control over your child’s surroundings and often, you may have to trust others to keep your child free from danger and injury. This is especially true when you allow your child to ride in a vehicle with another driver.
Auto accidents can happen at any time in any place and many parents get the phone call that their child has been injured in a car accident. In such a situation, parents and their children have legal rights and the right way to proceed will depend on the circumstances of the accident. An experienced attorney can advise you on the best course of action in your specific situation.
Another Person’s Car
If you child is injured in another person’s car, the first step may be to file a claim under your own no-fault insurance policy, as that should cover the other members of your household. However, if your child has sustained particularly severe injuries, your insurance coverage may not be enough to cover the losses. If this is the case, it will be necessary to determine who was at fault in the accident and pursue damages by filing an auto accident claim against that party.
School Bus Accidents
While school buses are largely considered to be the safest way for your child to get to school, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that school buses accidents and injuries do occur each year. As in other types of motor vehicle accidents, you may be able to seek recovery through your no-fault insurance. However, if your child is seriously injured, you may have to file a claim against the school district or bus company.
Call for Help from an Experienced Michigan Auto Accident Attorney
Few things can be more stressful than having your child suffer injuries and be in pain. It is understandable that you want to seek justice for your child and that you want compensation for all of the expenses of medical treatment. In cases of serious injury and permanent disability, your child deserves significant financial recovery for all of their lost opportunities in the future. At Michigan Injury Lawyers, our highly experienced car accident lawyers are committed to helping families in Michigan affected by car accident injuries. For more information, please call 313-GET-HELP for a free consultation today.