Children and traffic accidents

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On this blog, different issues related to car crashes have been covered, from drunk driving to fatal motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, some of these wrecks involve children, which can be devastating for a child’s future and their entire family. At Abramson Smith Waldsmith, we know the different forms of pain that families often go through when a child is involved in a traffic accident. If you have found yourself facing these hardships, you should do what you can to help your child and family recover.

For starters, some children pass away in these accidents. Sadly, far too many lives have been cut short because of a driver’s negligence, leaving friends and loved ones with emotional pain that will last for the rest of their life. Even when children are lucky enough to survive a crash, they may have a long road forward. Sometimes, injuries can interfere with performance in school or on a sports team. Additionally, these wrecks frequently lead to physical pain, injuries that may have long-term consequences, and financial problems for the family.

If an irresponsible driver caused a traffic collision that has left your child, or anyone else in your family, with a debilitating injury, you should go over all of your rights and options immediately. Although these crashes can leave victims feeling hopeless, some people have been able to turn their circumstances around by taking action. Over on our motor vehicle accidents page, you will be able to peruse more material on car accident injuries and similar topics.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

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Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

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William B. Smith

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.

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When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.

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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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