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What to Say to an Elderly Parent Who Has Been in an Atlanta Car Accident


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8/26/2011
Dover Law Firm
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Talking to an elderly parent after a car accident can be tricky. It may be one of those times where the traditional roles of parent and child begin to reverse, and you find yourself in a position where you have to take care of your parent.

While the situation may be uncomfortable, it is important that you have a conversation with your parent about the cause of the crash, treatment of any accident injuries, and contacting an Atlanta auto accident lawyer. These are important because:

A discussion about the cause of the crash may help you, and your parent, decide if it is still safe for your parent to drive. If your parent caused the crash, then it is important to discuss why the accident happened and whether your parent should continue to drive or whether, as a family, you should find another form of transport for your aging parent.

Prompt treatment of injuries may be important to your parent's future health
. Make sure that your parent gets emergency medical treatment and/or follows up with his or her own primary care physician.

An Atlanta car accident lawyer may help your parent if someone else caused the crash. Many people assume that elderly people are typically responsible for car accidents, but that is not always true. If your parent was hurt because of the negligence of another driver, then your parent may have the right to file a Georgia car accident lawsuit.

To learn more about your parent's rights, please read our FREE e-book, Four Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim, and please call one of our auto accident attorneys in Atlanta today at 1.770.518.1133.


Category: Auto/Truck Wreck


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