Car accident incidents often result in confusion when there is only one person and only one injury. However, this confusion is multiplied when there are many individuals. Other factors may complicate issues and make them difficult to resolve. Receiving compensation is a right when an injury is caused by a negligent person. When children are involved in car accidents it brings about new difficulties to a case. Including when it comes to settling the case to receive compensation. This article will discuss some of the differences that exist in settling a car accident case in respect of a child victim.
A child may be traumatized, due to a car accident. Some children are traumatized to the point of nonverbal communication. This means that the young person may be affected so much that they cannot speak about the accident. Others may be affected in a way that they cannot remember the incident. Such symptoms must be treated and resolved before these young ones become involved in the case.
Differences in a Child Victim Case
When injured in a car accident, children may suffer from great pain or severe complications. This is due to their smaller bodies and they may be harmed to a greater degree than adults. As such this means more time is needed to recover and more energy devoted to getting better. It also means it may decrease the time they are helpful to the case for compensation after the accident.
Where insurance settlements are possible these individuals may need to detail what happened to them during the accident. When trauma is an issue even with a parent or guardian present it may just prove too much for them. Therefore, this makes the case take longer to settle.
When a child is injured the effects of the injury may take days, weeks, months even years to show. This is especially true when such injuries are related to the brain. There may exist injuries that affect the child’s ability to learn and this is noticeable over time. As such it may be encouraged to file a claim once the child has been fully assessed for injuries.