If you are ever injured in a Boca Raton auto accident, a family emergency plan could help protect and comfort your children while you are recovering from your injuries. Creating a family emergency plan is not complicated. According to Boca Raton accident lawyer David Glatthorn, just four easy steps can make a big difference for you and your children.
How to create an emergency plan:
- Appoint at least one short-term guardian for your children. A short-term guardian is someone who has legal permission to temporarily take care of your child if you are unable to because of an illness or injury. The guardian should be someone who lives nearby. If possible, choose someone your children like and know well. Make sure that you ask permission before appointing the guardian. You will have to fill out a legal form to name the guardian.
- Make plans with the short-term guardian. Let her know if your child has a stuffed animal, blanket or other item that he relies on for comfort. Give her information about any special medical needs or allergies. Discuss who should be called if your child needs longer-term care.
- Add the short-term guardian to your child's school or camp emergency card.
- Make sure that any babysitters or after school caregivers know whom to call if you do not arrive to pick up your children. Give detailed instructions and provide a back-up plan so the caregiver doesn't have to call the police if the children aren't picked up. If the police are called, your children could end up with social services.
For more information about what to do after a Florida car accident, request a free copy of The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim, or contact attorney David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.