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What if a Child is Injured in an Automobile Accident While Being Transported by a Day Care Center?

Day-Care-Center-School-Transporation-300x207A child may be injured while being transported by a day care center, school, summer camp, after school program, or some other activity.  When a child is injured, there may be a right to compensation to the child for medical bills, pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.  The legal rights of the child will depend on the particular facts and circumstances of the crash, the extent and severity of the personal injuries, and type and amount of liability or automobile insurance coverage.  Whether the accident or crash is the fault of the day care center driver, another driver, or both on a comparative fault basis, there may be a right to seek damages on behalf of the injured child.

There was an accident reported in Charlotte, North Carolina involving a day care center van owned and operated by The Neighborhood Learning Center.  It was reported that the van was transporting children from a school to the day care center.  It was reported that several people including children under the age of 6 years old were transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.  You can read more about this accident at Children Injured in North Carolina Day Care Center Motor Vehicle Accident. 

When a child is injured in an automobile accident or day care center van accident, it is important for the child to get appropriate medical care from one or more of the following medical providers:  emergency room, pediatrician, neurologist, orthopedist, physical therapist, and /or other medical providers.  The costs of the medical care may be covered by the automobile insurance of the day care center, the parents, the other driver, and / or health insurance.  It depends on who was at fault for the crash and what insurance coverage was in place for the vehicles / drivers involved in the accident.

Parents are faced with a number of challenges in the aftermath of a crash causing personal injuries to a child.  A Child Injury Lawyer can help guide the parents of an injured child through the process of getting medical bills paid, coordinating medical care, and dealing with the adjusters and attorneys working for insurance companies.  When a child is insured, there are also questions as to how to handle the case or claim and how to fairly evaluate the claim for compensation.  Without the proper medical care and documentation and without appropriate legal representation, insurance companies often “low ball” cases by trying to resolve the case for a small amount.  It is important for a parent to be informed of the legal rights to compensation for the child rather than rely on adjusters and insurance companies to be the sole evaluator of the case.  Keep in mind that adjusters are trained in both how to save money  for the insurance company and how to effectively deal with unrepresented claimants including those who are parents of injured children.

David Wolf – a personal injury attorney – has over 27 years of experience and has a special interest in protecting and enforcing the legal rights of injured children. He is the author of 11 books including the book titled The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know. The book has chapters on Medical Care – Treatment, Day Care Center Injuries, Playground Injuries, Automobile Accidents, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.  Contact David Wolf for a Free Consultation. He is available days, nights, weekends, and holidays to serve his clients and potential clients.  Call toll free at 888-962-4453 or complete the Contact Form on this Website