When you pack your kids up for summer camp you are intrusting your most precious jewels to strangers. Yesterday, a van load of happy campers from the boys and girls club were on their way to a museum in Richmond, Virginia (VA) when a truck slammed into them. The accident was so bad that 12 of the children were injured. I can only imagine how scared these children were at the time of the accident. No doubt they were injured and crying out for their parents. So what caused this heart breaking accident? A careless inexperienced 20-year old driver that ran a red light at a busy downtown Richmond, Virginia (VA) intersection.
There is not enough information about why he ran the red light but as a Virginia car crash attorney I have been seeing a rise in accidents caused by inexperienced drivers who were distracted at the time of the crash. As a parent myself I know how hard it is to watch your children suffer. So what can these parents do to help their children recover?
Like many personal injury cases if your child has suffered a serious injury and you believe it was due to the carelessness of another person, it would be wise to consult with an attorney.You could wind up facing thousands of dollars of medical bills and a lifetime of rehabilitation costs. You have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault person.
Also the issue of underinsurance or even an uninsured driver may come into play here. If the at-fault driver's insurance is not able to cover the costs of all 12 children's injuries, it may fall on the parents to file with their own insurance company under the uninsured/underinsured section. We provide a report that explains how this type of claim works.