What Should You Do If Your Child Is Injured In a Car Accident? | Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
Once emergency responders arrive at an accident, things will begin happening fairly quickly. Depending on the severity of your child's injuries, EMT personnel may give immediate medical assistance. Within minutes your child may be in an ambulance and route to the nearest hospital. The Chaos may be terrifying. But here's how to move forward as calmly as possible. Unfortunately, you've got an injured child to consider, and he or she will be your top priority when the EMTs arrive. But don't forget that you too may be injured, make sure that you get checked out as well. Although your child's and your health comes first, you will want to gather evidence, talk to the police and other witnesses. Keep in mind that even if you don't have any physical injuries, you're likely to be upset and disoriented at a minimum. So the sooner you get help, the better off you'll be. Be vigilant about your child's care. And don't be afraid to insert yourself if you observe any warning signs. Some tips that can help our Ask a lot of questions and take notes. Make sure you understand exactly what procedures the physicians plan to do with your child as well as any risks involved. Ask about the doctor's experience in these procedures. Find out which medicines will be administered and what those medicines treat. Have a trusted person with you to help remember what you've heard, and to also ask additional follow up questions. This is even more important if you were also injured, document everything. Keep track of medical procedures, drugs given and so forth. This will help with doctors involved in follow up medical care and it may eventually factor into your compensation and settlement. Monitor your child during recovery. If your child undergoes surgery, try to have someone at his or her bedside at all times to monitor the after effects of anesthesia or other medications. The doctors and nurses will be monitoring as well, but they can't be in the room 24/7. Call on friends and family to watch your child until your child is out of immediate danger. If your child has been injured in an accident, you want to involve a good personal injury attorney soon as possible. You get paid because you're hurt not just because you were hit. Simply put, if you don't get paid, we don't get paid. I'm Riah Greathouse, Greathouse Trial Law. Contact us to discuss your case.