Girl Seriously Injured in Athens after Being Struck by Car in Median
A 12 year old girl was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Athens, according to a local news report. The girl was standing in the grassy median with her mother after the two had been involved in a minor car accident. The girl and her mother, along with others involved in the first accident, were then hit by another driver who approached the crash scene and could not stop in time. The driver attempted to avoid the crash by swerving into the median, but then hit the young child. The girl suffered serious injuries, including broken bones and internal injuries, but is fortunately expected to recover.
Safety after a Car Accident
This accident highlights the importance of taking critical steps to ensure your safety and that of any passengers following a car accident. The following is a look at some steps you should take after a car accident to ensure you are not further injured and to preserve your potential personal injury claim:
- Safely move your vehicle to the side of the road, away from traffic: If possible, your first step after the accident should be moving your vehicle to the side of the road, as far away as possible from traffic. This is vital to prevent further accidents or injuries. Do not move to the middle of the road if possible, as median accidents can occur.
- Keep children in the vehicle while it is being and after it has been moved: Even if you are able to move your vehicle to the side of the road, it is best to have children remain in the vehicle with their seatbelts fastened due to the potential for pedestrian accidents. Children are smaller and unpredictable, placing them at risk of being hit by a car while you are exchanging information with the other driver. Continue to leave them safely buckled in your vehicle while it is off the road.
- Seek medical assistance as soon as possible: If there is any chance you or your passengers have been injured in the accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your recovery could depend in part upon prompt treatment. The sooner your injuries are diagnosed and treated, the sooner your recovery can begin. Doing so will also help to document your injuries should you decide to pursue legal action.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Assisting the Families of Young Accident Victims
If you or your young child has been injured in an automobile or other related accident, the Georgia Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has over 35 years of experience in the industry, including experience representing young children injured in accidents. We accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery for your injuries. As such, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.