The love we have for our children is among the most instinctive and unconditional of normal human sentiments. When children are also involved in a car accident with their parents, it is the parents’ immediate reaction to make sure they are okay and to seek medical attention for them right away. What you may not know is that as long as you are not found liable for the accident, your child can benefit from filing their own personal injury claim against the at-fault party for whatever medical expenses they incur as well. In Georgia, a minor (under the age of 18) is able to file their own personal injury claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and anything else they are entitled to under Georgia law, just like an adult.
It is also always recommended to take your child to their pediatric doctor as soon as possible following an auto accident to ensure they have not sustained injuries.
If you and your children are involved in a motor vehicle accident, please don’t hesitate to contact The Lariscy Law Firm, P.C. to see how we can help.