Children Pedestrian Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims
Children are at most risk of being killed or seriously injured on the roads when they are on foot. Figures produced in 2011 indicated that more than half of the children killed in road accidents and over two-thirds of those seriously injured were pedestrians.
As with any accident involving small children the question of parental supervision may be raised if children are allowed to play by a road without adequate control. Having said, this the law expects all drivers to be particularly vigilant for children and to ensure that they are driving appropriately when children are in sight. They must ensure that they can stop quickly in case a child suddenly runs across the road or fails to use a crossing properly. Drivers will be expected to take extra care around schools, parks and other areas where children congregate.
Accordingly even if parental supervision is called in to question this is most unlikely to prevent a successful claim for personal injury compensation.
At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience of pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of children involved in road traffic accidents.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
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