When driving in Fulton County, it’s important that drivers pay full attention to the road and surroundings. Being cautious and obeying the traffic laws is a fairly reliable way to avoid a car accident. However, there are times when an accident is unavoidable, and it happens without warning. It is in these accidents that a person can be seriously injured. Serious injury can result in long-term consequences that can affect a person’s entire life. This is especially true when the injured party is a child.
A rear-end crash at an intersection sent a 10-year-old boy to the hospital with critical injuries. The boy was riding in a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old woman when a 78-year-old man driving a Ford F-150 crashed into its rear. The second vehicle subsequently crashed into the car in front of it. The woman was also hospitalized. The accident is being investigated.
While the first priority when a person suffers serious injury in a car accident is to get back to full health, there are other issues that must be considered. Hospital expenses can be exorbitant. The possibility of rehabilitation can keep a person out of work or a child out of school for an extended period of time. If the injured person is unable to return to normal life, he or she might need extensive care which can require a loved one to provide it personally or to pay for it. Some make the mistake of thinking that the insurance company will cover the bills,when that in fact may not be the case. It’s important that the legal ramifications of sustaining injuries in an accident are fully understood.
This crash sent a 10-year-old child to the hospital with critical injuries and also injured the 30-year-old driver of the car the child was riding in. Given the potential for long-term issues that come with injuries in a car crash, it’s important that the child receive the best possible care. A personal injury attorney experienced in these kinds of accidents can provide assistance and advice should a victim consider filing litigation to receive compensation.
Source: 41NBC.com, “10-year-old boy critically injured in Warner Robins car accident,” Amanda Castro, Aug. 6, 2014