The thought of a schoolchild in a car accident is one that makes many of us shudder. No one wants to see anyone involved in an accident but the thought of it being a child somehow seems a lot worse. Thankfully accidents like this are rare since the majority of children grow up with a good understanding of the potential dangers of the roads today. The vast majority of road users are also aware of the potential dangers of being near schools and other areas where there are plenty of children. Hence most potential situations in which an accident may happen do not amount to anything at all.
Injuries that can be sustained in a car accident can range from cuts and bruises to far more serious injuries. We are all aware that some people and children have been seriously injured in accidents that occur on our roads. In some cases there are fatalities and this can never be a good situation to be in for anyone concerned. If the victim is a child it seems so much worse as well. Doing all we can to prevent these accidents is a good move in the right direction.
How can we reduce the chances of these accidents happening?
Teaching our children good road safety and good sense in these situations is paramount. However every road user has a duty of care to be alert to the potential dangers that may involve pedestrians or other people close to roads up and down the country. If we are all more alert and more careful we could help reduce the number of children and adults that could potentially be hurt in accidents that occur on rural roads and on roads in built-up areas as well.
Make sure you get advice if you need it
Has your child been injured in the last three years in a road accident? Do you need no-obligation advice so you know if a no win, no fee claim is a possibility? Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with the answers you need. All you have to do is call 0800 689 0500 to find out more. This is our free 24/7 enquiry line and it gives you access to experts in this field. Contact a professional injury compensation lawyer to see if they can help you with a compensation claim now.
Date Published: March 6, 2015
Author: David Brown