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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

    Dangers of living near busy roads with children


    Living near a busy road can be dangerous, especially if you have children. Here are some of the dangers of living near busy roads with children.

    The risks of living near busy roads with children

    Having to cross busy roads to get to school or playing near roads that are busy inevitably exposes children to the risk of being hit by a vehicle. Road accidents involving children can be caused by:

    • Drivers not paying attention

    • Children running out from behind parked cars

    • Drivers going too fast to stop in time to prevent an accident on the road

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    • Drivers not giving children who are cycling sufficient space when passing them

    • Potholes in the road causing a child to fall off a bike and into passing traffic

    Poor visibility due to bad weather, blind bends or concealed entrances may also prevent drivers from seeing children in time to prevent an accident involving a child.

    Potential injuries

    Depending on the circumstances and the speed a vehicle was travelling at when hitting a child, injuries can be severe. In some cases, such injuries can be life-changing or even fatal.

    Driver at fault

    If your child was hit by a car because a driver was speeding or not paying attention, you could be entitled to claim compensation on behalf of your child. This compensation could help with medical bills and other expenses incurred due to your child’s injury.

    If the worst imaginable thing happened and your child was killed, making a personal injury claim would by no means ease your pain, but it could prevent adding financial worries to your grief by helping with funeral costs.

    Another reason to claim

    In addition to preventing adding financial difficulties to what is undoubtedly one of the most stressful, painful and traumatic times in any parents’ lives, claiming compensation may also help to prevent other children being hurt by making the responsible driver see the error of his or her ways and pay more attention or drive slower in future.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    With more than 16 years’ experience in helping parents get compensation on behalf of their children, our advisors and in-house solicitors are very aware of the impact such a tragic accident has on a family. We therefore approach such cases with the utmost sensitivity, compassion and sympathy.

    Call us

    If your child was injured in a car accident, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our sympathetic, helpful advisors on 0800 689 0500 or, if calling from a mobile, 0333 500 0993 today.

    Date Published: April 18, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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