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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can you claim if your child is partly at fault for an accident?


    Thinking about making an accident claim but worried that, because your child is partly at fault for an accident, it won’t be successful? Call us now to find out more information. Just because a child is partly at fault for an accident doesn’t mean that an injury compensation claim is invalid.

    What are some claims you can make, even if a child is partly at fault for an accident?

    Here are some classic examples of injury claims that are valid even if your child was partly at fault.

    Road traffic accidents

    Say, for example, your child runs out into the road from behind a parked car and is hit by an oncoming vehicle. It’s every parent’s nightmare and, in that moment, all you do is rush in to help them.

    However, once the injuries have been assessed and the recovery outlined, it can be financially helpful and reassuring to consider an injury claim.

    Even if the driver was travelling within the speed limit, your injury claim could still be successful. Part of the driving theory test is hazard perception. This means thinking about where hazards could suddenly spring from when driving.

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    Parked cars are a classic example of this kind of hazard. Drivers should anticipate that anyone or anything could suddenly appear from behind a parked car. They should, therefore, adjust their driving accordingly. If they don’t, then you may have a case for traffic injury compensation even if your child ran into the road.

    Accidents in public

    The owners and management of public places such as parks have a responsibility towards the safety of visitors. This includes an understanding that children will not be as safety conscious as adults. The facilities and safety measures should be implemented with this in mind. Again, if they are not, and your child is injured as a result, compensation may be due. Even if your child is partly at fault for an accident.

    Making a claim

    If you think you may be eligible for an accident claim, but aren’t sure, get a virtually instant answer today. Visit Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second claims test on our website. It’s unique to the industry and can set you on the road to the compensation you deserve.You can also call our expert advisors for a no-obligation chat and consultation. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis so call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile today.

    Date Published: March 10, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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