When anyone suffers injuries in a car collision, it can be a painful and scary experience. Being hurt in an accident can lead to lifelong chronic pain and even permanent disability. When these injuries happen with a teen who has not yet stopped growing, the consequences can be devastating. A budding life can be turned upside down in an instant, altering the course of a once-bright future. It is particularly upsetting when these accidents happen due to another driver’s negligent actions—running a red light, failure to stop at a stop sign, or distracted driving causing an injury accident. If you or your teen were hurt in a car crash in the Pittsburgh area, the attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman can help you learn more about your rights under the law.
Being in a car crash is confusing and frightening, and it can leave your mind a muddle. A family member whose teen has been hurt in a crash may be in a panic and not thinking clearly, unsure of what to do next. Here is what to do after the accident.
The first step is to seek immediate medical attention and get treatment for any injuries that may have been sustained. Teens are young and resilient and may try to brush off their injuries as minor, but the truth is that some injuries (such as whiplash, also known as soft-tissue injury) may not hurt much at first but can become debilitatingly painful once some time has gone by—possibly even days after the accident occurred.
Take photos of injuries and make sure to keep copies of bills relating to medical expenses arising from injury treatment. Get contact information from accident witnesses and try to flesh out a timeline of events leading up to the accident.
Call a local attorney who can review the documentation you have gathered and help you put together a case for the civil courts. A skilled attorney can help you pursue the recovery of damages for your pain and suffering as your legal advocate, and will fight for your rights as an accident victim.
If your child was injured in an accident, or you yourself are a teenager who was injured in a car crash, the experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman can help you build a legal case in civil court. We charge the lowest legal fees in the region, and we do not apply those fees until your case has been successfully resolved with a courtroom win or a cash settlement. We can help you recover damages in the form of financial compensation for your pain and suffering, allowing you the breathing room to be able to heal without having to experience financial strain. Contact us today for your free consultation with one of our attorneys.