As a parent, it makes sense that when you send your children to school, you expect them to make it home safely. Whether you pick your children up from school every day or wait at home for them to arrive on the school bus, the last thing you expect is for them to be injured in a road accident. Yet accidents outside schools are unfortunately increasingly common, with speed commonly to blame. Drivers who refuse to slow down put children and other pedestrians at risk every day, with many local authorities across the country putting in place schemes and campaigns designed to reduce speed outside schools, making the road a safer place for children and their parents.
If your child has been involved in a road accident, you could complain to their school and to the council – if the road is known to be an accident blackspot, they may take action to put in place road safety campaigns designed to target drivers speeding in the area. But you could also claim compensation for a child injured by a car, no matter how minor their injuries. Sometimes the psychological damage sustained goes far deeper than cuts, bruises or a broken arm, and your child could be feel the effects of their accident for the rest of their lives.
Next steps to claiming
When claiming compensation for a child injured by a car, it’s important to establish the facts of what actually happened. As a parent, you’re rightfully protective towards your child, but speaking to a personal injury lawyer can help to clarify the incident. If a speeding driver is to blame for your child’s accident, they could be held liable and you could claim personal injury compensation for your child’s pain and suffering. Don’t forget that there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so it’s important to act quickly so that you don’t miss out.
Get advice today
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Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown