Some of you may or may not recall that my daughter watched her best friend get hit by a car February 19, 2013 (details posted elsewhere). At first she was pretty broken up about it, understandably. As time went on she seemed to be ok with things. Her friend got her cast off, is still playing the "poor me, I'm a victim" card, and is being her usual bratty self to everyone.
Anyway, things have been simmering in the back of my mind. I've been watching my daughter slowing become more and more clingy, is SUPER anxious if any kind of vehicle gets too close to her, and will NOT spend the night at my dad's house anymore. He's the type of grampa that spoils the kids rotten when he has them. She used to LOVE going to his house.
She seems more emotional about the smallest of things, and is just NOT her usual self. I 100% understand that she's still trying to cope with the accident. I thought she had a better handle on things than what she is displaying. Not all days are bad, but they seem to be recurring more and more lately.
I talked with the school counselor today and she will be setting up meetings with my daughter to help give her more coping tools, at my request.
Now, to my question:
Do I contact the insurance of the lady that hit the girl and add my daughter's mental anguish, and subsequent treatment(s) to the bill they have to pay?
Do I contact the lawyer the girl's parents hired for all medical bills and add my daughter's issues to the case?
Or do I just let it go and eat the cost?
We can't really afford to pay for therapy for my daughter, should she need it (most likely). The lady was 100% to blame for the accident. I'm not at all sue happy and don't want to try to make millions over a broken leg and mental anguish. I just want to get all my bases covered so I can do the best for my kids I can.
Which way to go here?
Sorry for the length too.
Answer by daylily888 at 4:00 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:20 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by jerseydiva at 4:44 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:56 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 5:26 PM on Apr. 15, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 5:30 PM on Apr. 15, 2013