Pedestrians of all ages face numerous threats when they walk alongside the road or try to cross the street. However, some pedestrians are especially vulnerable, such as those who are very young. From toddlers to young children, there are a number of reasons why younger pedestrians may be especially likely to be involved in an accident. Not only do some have less experience with regard to walking near traffic, but they may also spend a great deal of time near the road (especially when school is out in the summer), thereby increasing their chances of being struck by a vehicle.
If you have a young child who was struck by a car, you may be devastated as a parent. Your child may have been seriously injured and you may be worried about how the accident will carry over into other parts of their life, such as their performance in the classroom and the physical and mental pain that they may have as a result of the accident. You may be furious with the driver who struck them and unsure of what to do next.
We understand that this can be an overwhelming time for parents and their children. Preventing an accident is paramount, but for many parents and their kids, it is too late. If your child is in the hospital or they are homebound because of injuries sustained in the wreck, you may be worried about their well-being and how the injuries will impact their lives now and in the future. It may be a good idea to consider taking legal action.