Having a car accident is bad enough, but having one while your child is in the car is even worse. Would you know what to do first after a car accident that involved your little one? Of course, the most important thing you can do is not panic. If you allow panic to take over, you will not be able to sufficiently help yourself or your child.
Most people accept that there's some risk involved with getting into a motor vehicle, either as a passenger or a driver. A good number of people on the road take steps to reduce their risk of a collision and the potential injuries that could come with one. Sometimes, unfortunately, people who could take steps to save lives and reduce accident rates choose not to, often for very selfish reasons.
You were shopping in your favorite retail store when you slipped and fell. You landed on a display case and shattered the glass. Not only do you now have a broken arm, but you also suffered some severe lacerations. Your doctor informed you that it will be at least two weeks before you can return to your job on limited duty.
One minute, you're on your way somewhere. Maybe it was work or your child's sporting event, or just the grocery store. The next minute, you're trying to make sense of your surroundings, checking yourself and your passengers for injury. When a commercial truck like a semi-truck or eighteen-wheeler causes an accident, it can be life altering. You may miss work, require long-term medical care and physical therapy, and need to replace your vehicle. Realizing all of that at the same time can be overwhelming.
When you take to the open road, you hope that you are never involved in an accident.