The aftermath of a car accident involving your child can be devastating. As a parent in New Jersey, you may face the daunting challenge of addressing not only the physical and emotional harm to your child but also the financial repercussions.
Understanding the different forms of compensation available can help you navigate the recovery process and ensure your child receives the full support necessary for a thorough recovery.
Medical expenses often form the largest part of the financial burden in such cases. Compensation can cover hospital stays, doctor visits, physical therapy, medications and any future medical costs related to the accident.
Pain and suffering
The accident may have caused your child significant pain and suffering. New Jersey law allows you to seek compensation for these non-economic damages. This includes physical pain and emotional distress suffered by your child due to the accident.
Lost quality of life
If your child’s injury affects their ability to enjoy life as they did before the accident, you may be eligible to claim lost quality of life compensation. This can encompass a range of effects from diminished academic performance to loss of enjoyment in hobbies or social activities.
Lost future earnings
If the injury is severe enough to impact your child’s future earning capacity, compensation for lost future earnings may be available. This takes into account your child’s expected career path and how the injury could hinder their ability to earn in the future.
The trauma of a car accident can leave a lasting impact on your child’s life. New Jersey law allows for several types of compensation to aid in your child’s recovery and to ease the financial burden resulting from the accident. Remember to document every expense and impact related to the accident and seek advice when needed to help navigate the compensation process.