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Young Pedestrians are at Risk of Injuries

As fall approaches, millions of children will be returning to school, many of whom will be walking to and from home and school each day. As the number of children walking along the streets increases, the risk for pedestrian accidents and injuries also increases. Many accidents happen because drivers are negligent, and the victims of such pedestrian accidents deserve to be fully compensated for their injuries.

Kids generally walk to and from school during times of high-volume traffic, such as morning rush hour. Drivers during this time are often in a hurry and impatient, and may act in a negligent manner and cause pedestrian accidents. Some examples of negligent behavior include:

 

  • Failing to slow down in school zones

  • Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks

  • Not following signs and signals of crossing guards

  • Distracted driving and not paying attention to children walking

                                                                     

These are only a few examples of ways that drivers can cause pedestrian accidents involving kids walking to school. Drivers should always be especially cautious and aware in school zones since kids often do not fully appreciate the risks of walking near traffic or stepping into the street without looking both ways. Even if your child was partially at fault for an accident by suddenly stepping into the street, you still may be entitled to recovery if a driver was also acting negligent. You should always consult with an attorney to discuss whether you can recovery.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If your child has been injured in a pedestrian accident because another driver failed to yield or acted in another negligent manner, the experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you recover. We understand that you are going through a stressful time with an injured child and will work to make the legal process as easy as possible. Call our office at (770) 487-8999 for help today.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia