Injuries Involving Children in the Road
After a child is injured in the road and they get medical attention and the bills start coming in, insurers may attempt to contact the parents. While they may sound concerned, this is usually not a friendly call. They may even try blame the child for playing in the street or not looking both ways before crossing. However, children are not necessarily negligent as they cannot be held to the same standards as adults. Children lack the judgement adults do and they put themselves in harms way all the time.
When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car, they should exercise the reasonable care necessary to avoid injuring pedestrians of all ages, especially children. Special care should be taken in places where there children may be playing, including residential areas where children live, streets in front of apartment complexes, bus stops, crosswalks and school zones. Children frequently play in streets, cross streets on their bicycle and even dart out in front of traffic. An inattentive driver who hits these children may cause a devastating accident and be liable for their injuries.
Physical injuries children receive can last a lifetime, and many suffer emotionally as well.
A recent accident
On Friday, October 27, 2017, two children were severely injured in Pembroke Kentucky, a small town East of Hopkinsville in Christian County. Someone hit two children who were in the road, likely while waiting for their school bus. According to News Channel 5, the children were transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At the time of this article, police were still investigating the cause of the accident. Hopefully these children recover from this terrible wreck.
Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are the most common and deadly form of unintentional injury amongst children.
Contact a Kentucky children’s injury lawyer
Injury claims involving underage victims involve highly complex legal issues. After any accident involving a child, parents will want to consult with a compassionate, experienced attorney who works with children’s injuries.
If your child was injured in an accident, call us today for a free, no obligation consultation and an experienced attorney will answer all of your questions.