As a parent, you may worry when your child gets behind the wheel. This stress can compound if your child is away on spring break. If your child gets into an accident while out of town, it is essential to know the steps they should take to protect their rights and interests. An experienced attorney can help you pursue justice and recover compensation for your damages.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are committed to helping accident victims hold negligent parties fully accountable for the losses they have caused. We have more than a century of combined experience achieving favorable outcomes for our clients and recovering the maximum compensation available. When we take your case, a skilled attorney will investigate every detail of your case to build a strong claim on your behalf.
Steps to Advise Your Teen to Take After a Spring Break Car Accident
If your teen calls and informs you that they’ve been in a wreck while on spring break, you may be unsure of how to help. It is essential to walk them through their next steps to protect their safety and the value of your claim. A few critical steps to walk your child through after their accident include:
Following an accident, your teen may panic and question their next steps. Guide them through a few deep breaths before advising them to assess the situation and determine if anyone is injured.
Calling the Police
call emergency services (911) to the accident scene to tend to the injured. Even if the accident was just a fender bender, your teen should still alert the police so a report can be filed.
Exchanging Contact Information
Encourage your child to speak to the other driver to obtain their contact and insurance information. This information may be crucial for securing compensation for the full extent of your child’s injuries.
Taking Photos of the Accident Scene
Photos of the accident scene can provide vital evidence of any injuries or property damage. Some photos may even be used to establish the other driver’s liability.
Seeking Medical Attention
Your child may try to insist that they are okay after their accident. However, it is critical to stress the importance of seeking prompt medical attention. Some injuries that may not seem severe at the time of the accident could worsen significantly over time without proper treatment.
After talking your child through these steps, it is in your best interest to inform your insurance company and contact an experienced personal injury attorney. A skilled car accident attorney can fight aggressively to protect your child’s rights as they pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf.
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Hearing that your child has been involved in a car accident while on spring break can be a harrowing experience. However, knowing what steps they must take can help you and your child navigate the aftermath of the accident. After ensuring their safety and immediate next steps, it is essential to contact an experienced car accident attorney.
The skilled attorneys from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe have more than 100 years of combined experience helping accident victims achieve justice for their injuries and other losses. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us at 516-358-6900 or complete our contact form today. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about our team or other legal topics.
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