Plenty of kids end up suffering a broken bone or two during their younger years. This may occur in a variety of ways, perhaps through them playing with friends or being reckless and paying the price for it with a broken arm or leg. However you wouldn’t expect them to sustain a broken bone as a result of being hit by someone else in an accident.
While this is quite rare, incidents like this do sometimes occur. As a result some children end up in A&E each year being treated for broken bones that were not their fault. For example one young boy recently suffered a broken leg when he was hit by a cyclist on the pavement he was playing on at the time. Not only did he suffer pain and had to have his leg set so it could recover, the cyclist didn’t even stop in this particular case.
As such, while a child with a broken leg isn’t particularly unusual, the way in which the break occurs may be. Thankfully most cyclists are indeed careful but there is the potential for recklessness to hurt some children.
How can you determine who is at fault?
Sometimes accidents do happen and we all realise that. Your child might suffer a broken leg as a result of playing in a tree when he or she was told not to. This type of incident would be the child’s fault and would be classed as one of those things that happens when kids are growing up. However there are cases in which a child can suffer a broken bone as the consequence of the reckless actions of someone else. For example a cyclist could hit a child as in the incident mentioned above.
Should you call AAH today?
If your child has suffered a broken bone and you think someone else was at fault for causing it, then yes, you should call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and the line is open throughout the day and night and throughout the entire week too. Our team members are ready to take your call and to go through the details of your case with you. This might be the biggest step you can take towards seeking no win, no fee compensation with a claim dealt with by us, so call now.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen