The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident
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The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

I was recently involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, since it was my first accident, I was scatter-brained and anxious. What I did not realize at the time was that the actions you take immediately after the accident can affect a personal injury case and the outcome of that case. I wanted to find a way to share my experiences and mistakes with other. Since the Internet is so popular, I figured this would be a great way to do so. While you likely aren't planning on being in an accident soon, if you are, hopefully you remember some of the tips I share on this website.

The Do's and Don'ts After a Car Accident

When Fun Turns To Injuries On A Backyard Trampoline

Yvonne Russell

Children are drawn to a trampoline, just as they are to swimming pools and playsets. If your neighborhood now sports a backyard trampoline, your children may clamor for permission to get in on the fun. When the shouts of happiness turn into shouts of distress, however, neighborly relationships can break down in a hurry. Read on to find out what to do if your child is hurt while using a neighborhood trampoline.

Understanding an Attractive Nuisance

The above term might be unfamiliar to many and it may also sound a bit strange. How can something be both attractive and carry a negative connotation? An attractive nuisance is a legal term describing something that might entice a youngster while at the same time it presents a danger. Other attractive nuisances include bodies of water, caves, riding lawn equipment, all-terrain toys, and more. Trampolines are attractive to children who may allow their curiosity to get the best of them. When an attractive nuisance like a trampoline exists in your neighborhood and a child is hurt, you will need to take legal action.

Taking Action After An Injury

No matter how much responsibility you may feel for the actions of your child, don't fail to take action and seek money damages. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to prevent access to an attractive nuisance like a trampoline. If your child is hurt while playing on a neighbor's trampoline, take the following actions right away:

  1. Seek medical treatment help immediately. You cannot know the extent of the damage done simply by observation. You will also need to show proof that you sought medical help for your legal case. Follow the doctor's advice and keep records of all care provided and the cost.
  2. If you missed work to care for your child, keep up with that too. You may need to show a pay statement or a letter from your employer with your hourly salary indicated.
  3. If you can, take photographs of your neighbor's yard, the fence (or lack of a fence), and of your child's injuries.
  4. Get the contact information of any witnesses to your child's injury.
  5. As soon as possible, gather your information and speak to a personal injury lawyer. They will evaluate your case and advise you on how to move forward. You may be entitled to the payment of lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Coping with a hurt child from a trampoline injury is bad enough without the financial damages. Work with a personal injury lawyer to get compensated. For more information, reach out to a local law firm, like Leisawitz Heller.