Seeing children hurt is too painful for many of us to bear. When a child is hurt – or killed – in an accident, the loss is catastrophic and feels at times insurmountable to the survivors. It’s understandable to feel overwhelmed and feel there is no hope. While no one can undo what’s done, there may be help to get you through this time. If the crash occurred because of someone’s negligence, especially in cases of drunk or distracted driving, or poor road safety, the injured child or the survivors may be able to file a claim or lawsuit.

Bill Coats has a track record of working with difficult cases involving children being hurt or killed. At Bill Coats Law, our core values are empathy and grit, so we take care of our clients and go to bat for them to the fullest extent of the law. Please call today to talk about your case, at 360-303-0601..

How can the legal process help?

The aftermath of any accident is a highly emotional time. It’s also one that involves many decisions. Having an attorney who can act in your best interest and negotiate with insurers on your behalf may be the best decision you can make. Your attorney can be your voice in your case so you don’t have to be on the phone with the insurance company when you need to focus your time helping your child recover, or on the grief process in worst case scenarios. Sometimes taking legal action can bring compensation and closure. Holding those who are negligent in these life-changing matters can provide some solace and help those involved in the accident, whether directly or as relatives to the injured, have more resources for recovery.

Bill Coats Law is a smaller firm; with only one lawyer handling the cases, clients are ensured personal attention and support. Bill goes above and beyond to bring justice and closure for his clients.

Money may be available to cover outcomes from the accident that don’t necessarily show up as lines in your policy’s coverage. There may be money for past and future medical care, treatment, and equipment, as well as loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, and many other forms of compensation for both line items on bills and emotional and mental pain that is so costly. If the claim is for a wrongful death, money can help with funeral expenses, and other losses along with the aforementioned damages.

There is no denying that a car crash presents several significant challenges for those involved as well as their families. This is especially the case when a crash involves a child. A child’s future is bright and full of many possibilities, but this future may be jeopardized by a car accident. If your child has been injured, a claim or lawsuit may result in money for the cost of past and future medical care and treatment, loss of quality of life, pain and suffering, and many other forms of compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.

At Bill Coats Law, we understand that a child car accident case has the power to drastically impact the life of the child as well as the lives of the child’s loved ones. We are here to help and make a difference in your case. Please call us or use this contact form if we can be of any service to you.

Other helpful resources to view:

After the Injury is information on helping your child recover from trauma

Info from the CDC on child passenger safety tips

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