There is no way you can stand to see your child in pain. Parents may question, “My child got hit by a car, can I claim?“ after an accident. Immediately make a claim for compensation if your child gets injured in an accident,, even if it is a taxi accident. In order to receive compensation for the injuries, you must be able to prove the negligence of the driver in his duty of care, and that your child suffered an injury.
As a bonus, Hamilton Douglas Legal advisors will give you free advice on the claims process, and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.
What if my child got hit by a car, can I claim?
Yes, you can. The issue of driving liability in most child accidents is one of negligence. In parks, schoolyards, and other public places, where children are likely to be, so, drivers must be extra careful.
If a car hits your child, the criteria for determining blame are different than for adults:
- Children are not legally accountable for their acts.
- The standard is whether a child of equal age would display extra care.
- If a child is distracted, the parents aren’t liable for damages.
Examples of Claimable Child Injuries
The injuries leading to pain and suffering for a child in a car accident are countless. However, some common injuries that you can claim include:
- Head and foot injury
- Ankle injury
- Elbow injury
- Leg injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Foot and ankle injury
What to do if my child got hit by a car?
We get questioned almost every day that “My child got hit by a car, can I claim?“. Consequently, to answer this, we need evidence to prove someone else’s negligence in the accident. These proofs include:
- Keep a record of the events leading up to, during, and following the accident.
- Seek out any witnesses’ information. In case you have no witness, read our article.
- Take photographs of your child’s injuries.
- Ask for a copy of your child’s medical report.
- Provide the name, address, car registration number, and insurance information of the driver.
- Keep track of your child’s accident-related expenses such as travel costs, medical expenses, childcare, etc.
Personal injury settlement for minor child
- Medical costs
- Treatment expenses
- An inability to earn
- Pain and suffering
You can also use our child injury compensation calculator, which only takes into account general damage compensation. Additionally, parents may potentially receive compensatory damages on behalf of their children.
Time limits for a child’s accident to be claimed
The time limit for making a claim is very strict. Generally, a two-year time limit applies. However, a child injury claim gets two extensions. The first extension granted after 18 years of age is two years, and the same for the second.
Injuries can take time to heal, especially in children. So, parents can file a claim after two years, when a doctor has had time to examine the child and provide a diagnosis of injury.
Contact the best solicitors in Scotland.
You can take many precautions to keep your child safe when crossing the street. On the contrary, if your child injures himself in a car accident, contact Hamilton Douglas Legal for a free consultation right away.
Your child will look to you for support as they recover from accidents and injuries. Therefore, our team of best solicitors for you will pursue your No-Win, No-Fee claim and seek compensation on your behalf. For further questions, visit our website.
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