A pupil hit by a car – this is a sentence no one wants to read for real. Yet there are accidents that occur every year that involve pupils from a primary or secondary school. It is hoped that children all grow up with a good degree of road sense. However in some cases accidents may still happen and if this is the case there is the potential for nasty injuries to be sustained by those involved.
As a parent you probably think this is one of your worst nightmares. This would indeed be true. However there are situations in which parents have had this nightmare turn into a reality. Imagine finding out your child had been hit by a car and you didn’t know if they were okay or not. Even if their injuries were fairly minor you would still feel the shock and upset of finding out about the accident and wondering if they were okay.
While some children do sometimes step out into the road without looking, there is the potential for them to be completely innocent in an accident and to be hit by a car without doing anything wrong.
How serious can car accident injuries be for a pedestrian?
They can be very serious indeed, even if the car that hits the individual is not travelling at a very high speed. A lot will depend on how the person is hit and how they fall. While higher speeds can potentially lead to a more serious accident, any accident could potentially result in nasty injuries for the person involved. This is why we must all be immensely careful when driving, and when walking as a pedestrian. We should also be alert in those areas that see heavy foot traffic by children.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline without delay
If your child has been involved in an accident with a car within the past three years, you might have an opportunity to make a no win, no fee claim. You won’t know for sure unless you contact us at Accident Advice Helpline, so why not call now? Our number is available free 24/7, so call us on 0800 689 0500 and determine the facts of your case as soon as possible. A professional injury compensation lawyer could be just the person you need to kick off a no win, no fee compensation claim.
Date Published: March 6, 2015
Author: David Brown