You should see an attorney right away to get your son maximum compensation.
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First, get your child proper medical care. Second, report the accident to your OWN vehicle insurance company in case you have medical payment benefits (which can be used if you don't have health insurance, or for anything health insurance doesn't cover). Third, get in to see a good attorney. Do NOT talk to the insurance company for the person who hit your child until you have talked to an attorney. They will try to trap you into saying things aren't that bad, or offer you some money to quickly get out from under their liability. You will need an attorney to protect you from their tricks and to make sure your child is properly compensated.
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I'm sorry to hear about your son's injuries. At this point there are a few things that you can do to help your son recover. First, make sure he gets the medical care that needs. If you do not have health insurance then you may have benefits from your own car insurance policy or a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you get medical care from a doctor who is willing to accept future payment. Second, report the accident to your insurance company and be very cautious about anything that you say to any insurance adjuster. Third, be cautious about what you post on social media. Fourth, contact a local personal injury who can walk you through each step of the process and make sure that your son's legal rights are protected. I wish him a fast and complete recovery.
After your son has gotten the care that he needs, I would immediately call a personal injury attorney near where you live. Do not speak or give a statement to the insurance company for the car that hit him. Take photos of your sons injuries and keep the scooter in a safe place.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your son.
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Seek immediate medical care and then speak to a local personal injury attorney who can assist you with going after the insurance company on your claim.
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That is eerily similar to a motorcycle case we wrapped up recently. In any event, that is very unfortunate and I hope your son will be able to make a full recovery.
I don't see that you posed a question, but in the interest of getting you moving in the right direction, you need to first make sure that you son is getting proper medical treatment and make that your primary focus. In Nevada, we have a two-year statute of limitations so there is plenty of time to make a claim and/or file a lawsuit if needed. Once your son is stable, you need to immediately retain a personal injury attorney. I would suggest speaking with 2-3 different attorneys and retaining whoever you are most comfortable with. I or any of the other Avvo posters would be happy to speak with you.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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