CHILDREN IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
The law takes into consideration all the facts and circumstances when assigning fault for an accident. Children in traffic accidents do not have the same laws applied as for traffic accidents involving adults. Drivers have a much higher duty of care when they should be aware that children may be playing on the streets or walking to school. Even if a child comes running out into the street to retrieve a ball in a residential area, the driver is still at fault if he hits the child because he should have been driving slow enough and carefully enough under the circumstances. This is also true near schools, especially at times of the day when children should be expected to be walking to or from school.
DRIVERS HAVE A HIGHER DUTY OF CARE TO CHILDREN IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Drivers should not expect children to cross streets as carefully as adults, and be especially careful. This is also true for children on bicycles in a residential neighborhood. If your child is injured by a driver while walking on the street or riding their bike, you should contact a Personal Injury Attorney that has experience with children’s accidents. Not all personal injury attorneys are experienced with children’s accidents, and they might not take the case, believing that the child is “at fault.”
CHILD INJURY ATTORNEY HAS EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we are dedicated to helping injured children and familiar with all the laws that apply to accidents and injuries to children. If your child is injured in a Traffic Accident, please call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a FREE CONSULTATION. We’ll treat your child like our own!