There is more than one way in which a child could potentially suffer from child car accident injuries. For example, they may be safely strapped into a car which is hit by another vehicle. They might also suffer injuries if they are hit while walking as a pedestrian. Either way it could potentially lead to injuries that require significant medical treatment to recover from.
Most of us realise that some children are not as aware as others of the need to be attentive to the issue of road safety. However, there are potential cases where children could be injured even if they were being attentive, or if they were being driven by a responsible adult. You never know if your path – or their path – might cross that of someone else who is not being responsible in the way they are driving.
As such you never know when something may happen that could potentially result in an accident where you and your child (or just your child) could be the victim. Knowing what to do in these situations is a great help if you have already been through something similar.
What might the outcome be of such an accident?
It is difficult to assess the possible outcome of any accident, since the circumstances surrounding each and every one can differ remarkably. Some involve little more than cuts and bruises and perhaps not even that. Others may involve serious injuries that take a long time to recover from in various ways. As such it is difficult to assess what might happen, but there is definitely the potential for a child to be put through an experience that may have been avoided if alternative actions had been taken.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide support and no-obligation advice
Knowing what to do if your child has been injured in a car accident is very important in the moment itself. However, you should also know what to do afterwards. If you think there is evidence of someone else being negligent in their actions or inaction at the time, you may have cause to bring a no win, no fee claim against them on behalf of your child. Take the 30-second online test provided on our website now to find out if you could potentially win compensation, or call 0800 689 0500. This could be a significant step in the right direction for you and your family.
Date Published: February 6, 2015
Author: David Brown