A car accident involving a child must surely be one of the most traumatic things anyone can go through or witness. If the injured party is your child those feelings must be stronger still. Every year hundreds of children are injured on Britain’s roads, and there are many reasons why these accidents take place.
In some cases the child might be at fault for not looking and stepping out into the road to cross, assuming nothing is coming. At other times drivers are to blame for not driving with due care and attention. Many of these incidents can be prevented and avoided, but sadly every week some accidents still occur.
It is important that we all do our bit to reduce the number of accidents that happen where children are involved. Every driver should always drive safely and take special care around areas where children might be present. While they should know how to cross the road safely some will still run out without looking first. By driving more slowly we can help reduce the severity of injuries in these cases, although of course good road sense helps in all areas, both with adults and with children as well.
How common are these types of accidents?
It is always important to teach children how to respect the roads and to use them safely. If a child has no concept of safety or how dangerous traffic is, they can easily be hurt by walking into the path of a car.
They should also understand how to ride a bike safely and to have good road sense. If parents teach these skills early on and make sure their children adhere to them and understand them, they should be far safer than they might otherwise be.
Has your child been involved in an accident?
As a parent there can be no more dreadful feeling than to realise your child has been injured. If you think there might be evidence that someone else was to blame for the accident, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now.
We can provide no-obligation advice providing your child’s accident occurred within the last three years. A quick call to our free 24/7 enquiry line is all you need to do to find out more about your situation. It could lead to a successful no win, no fee compensation claim.
Date Published: November 19, 2014
Author: David Brown