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Tag: emotional trauma after car accidents

Does Emotional Distress Constitute a Bodily Injury?

Decorative Scales of Justice in the Courtroom

In August of 2002, nineteen-month old Daisy Ryder was tragically killed while exiting a parked car when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Both her mother and two-and-a-half year old brother witnessed the accident. Following her death, Daisy’s parents (the Ryders) filed suit against the driver of the vehicle. In their complaint the Ryders… Read more »

Children and Car Accidents: Part 3

child crying

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, children and car accidents are discussed, along with generalized suggestions for parents to identify possible emotional trauma in children following a car accident. This post, part 3 of the series, will identify additional ways children might react to being involved in an automobile accident and discuss issues parents… Read more »