Schools are busy places; never more so than when the school bell goes at 3.30pm and crowds of hyperactive children spill from their classrooms into the playground and onto the street. Most are eager to get out into the sunshine – some may be walking home, others taking the bus and others will be collected by their parents.
This busy time of day is prime time for a home-time car accident, and with parked cars, speeding mums and dads rushing to pick up their kids and crowds of children everywhere, it’s no wonder that more accidents outside schools occur at this time of day than at any other.
Has your child been injured in a home-time car accident? It’s normal to jump to conclusions about what has happened, but try to stay calm and gather the facts. Perhaps a driver failed to stop at the school crossing and knocked your child over? The driver of the vehicle could be responsible for the accident, which means you could claim personal injury compensation – let Accident Advice Helpline help you. We’re here to offer expert, confidential advice and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Injuries sustained in a car accident
If your child has been struck by a car, they may have been lucky enough to escape with cuts and bruises, if the car was reversing or travelling slowly. But if a vehicle travelling at speed hits a child, it could cause serious injuries, even death.
Internal bleeding, crush injuries, broken bones, head injuries and spinal injuries could all be caused by a car travelling at speed – even a vehicle driving at 30mph has the potential to cause life-changing injuries. Your child may make a full recovery, but the aftermath of the accident could affect their confidence and independence, having a knock-on effect on other areas of their life.
Suffering life-changing injuries
Your child may need ongoing treatment and care if they have suffered life-changing injuries, and this can not only be distressing for your family, it can also be very expensive.
So consider claiming personal injury compensation – you could receive a settlement which enables you to provide a better quality of life for your child, paying for their medical care and needs in the future and compensating them for their pain and suffering.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and take advantage of our 100% no win, no fee service to claim the compensation your child deserves.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen