Your child is the most important person in your life; the last thing you can imagine is someone else not feeling the same love and respect for a child as you do. Unfortunately, some people don’t take care when driving around children, and they can cause accidents that put your child’s life in danger.
One of the things nearly every child does is learn to ride a bike. Bicycles are ideal for children, because they allow them to get the exercise they need while allowing them to travel to friends’ houses, to school or other locations. With that freedom comes some dangers, though, like the hazard of dangerous or negligent drivers.
Drivers have a duty of care to uphold around children. They shouldn’t speed through school zones, shouldn’t be on their phones texting a friend and certainly shouldn’t be taking their eyes off the roads. Any of these momentary lapses in judgement can lead to an accident that hurts or kills a child. If a driver knows that children may be in the area, then the driver needs to show an increased duty of care to make sure your child stays safe. When drivers are aware that children are in the area, particularly around schools, they should be slowing down, keeping watch for kids on the sides of the road or in front or behind them and be aware that someone could jump out into traffic suddenly. Drivers who are aware can quickly stop and prevent accidents from taking place.
Our website has information on what to do if your child is hit by a car due to a dangerous driver. With the right help, you can make sure your child is compensated for his or her pain and that the driver responsible is held liable for the injuries caused.