As a parent, there’s little in the world that causes more turmoil than seeing your child injured, especially when it’s the fault of someone else. We all know that teenagers don’t always make the wisest decisions and, as much as we try to prepare them for the world, accidents happen. They might get in the car with an intoxicated driver or try a manoeuvre that only experience can tell you is a bad idea. Because of this, teenagers account for an enormous amount of car accidents annually and the results are often tragic.
A Massachusetts teen is recovering from critical injuries in a Boston hospital after a terrible accident in early June in Maine. She was riding in a vehicle when the driver spotted a friend in another car. The driver then attempted a pass of the other car. The vehicle the Massachusetts teen was riding in then went out of control, rolled, and came to rest on its roof. The driver and another passenger who was hurt have since been released from the hospital they were brought to, but the Massachusetts teen is still receiving treatment and fighting to recover from her injuries.
The heart breaks for this teenager’s family as they likely cope with their daughter’s terrible injuries and hope in their hearts for a full recovery.
When you or a loved one has been injured thanks to someone else’s negligence, it’s perfectly reasonable to try to seek compensation to financially deal with medical expenses and pain and suffering. However, what options a person has in this regard can vary quite a bit depending on what exactly happened in an accident. A Massachusetts attorney can advise individuals on what the right course of action might be in their circumstances.
Source: Sun Journal, “Massachusetts teen injured in Rangeley crash makes gains,” Donna M. Perry, June 17, 2014