If you are a parent, a number of things may be going through your mind when you find out that your child has been involved in a car wreck. For starters, you will likely be concerned about their safety. In Spokane, and in other cities across Washington, accidents have claimed the lives of far too many children, while leaving many more with debilitating injuries. At Cooney Law Offices, we know that even children who are able to survive these crashes, as well as their parents, often go through different challenges.
If your child has been hurt in a motor vehicle collision, the injuries could interfere with their school performance or ability to play on a sports team. Moreover, the injuries may throw their summer vacation off and cause a great deal of emotional distress. You should try to talk with your child to ease some of their concerns and help them move forward. Depending on the details of what took place, you may have to take additional actions. For example, if a reckless driver caused your child to suffer, you should look into having them held accountable as soon as you can.
Sadly, children of all ages will continue to be struck by drunk, speeding, distracted, or otherwise careless drivers. From physical pain to death, injuries and health care costs, these collisions are very hard for entire families. Feel free to browse over to our car accidents page to have a look at more material related to auto collision injuries.