Preventing Child Pedestrian Accidents

Children Crossing The Street

Since I started practicing law 20 years ago, I have helped thousands of injured people as a Hurst child injury lawyer. People assume that children involved in auto accidents are only injured in a vehicle, but pedestrians can also suffer life-threatening injuries. Even in seemingly safe places such as parking lots or school areas, children are particularly at risk from being injured because they walk home from school or cross the street at crosswalks.

Children Pedestrian Injury Statistics      

So not surprisingly, 45% of all Hurst children pedestrian accidents under the age of 16 were between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. This is the time when children are coming home from school and playing outside in their own neighborhoods. Nearly half of all pedestrian accidents reported occur when a vehicle is backing out of the driveway, and if your child suffered a similar pedestrian injury, you need a Hurst child injury attorney who may be able to help.

Cameron Gulbransen Act

To keep children safe, Congress enacted the Cameron Gulbransen Act that directs the Unites States Department of Transportation to adopt new safety standards that will lead to the design and development of safer cars with fewer blind spots. As a parent, you can also help protect your child by supervising them when crossing the road or playing on the street outside their house in Hurst.

Setting Limits For Your Children

Most child pedestrian accidents are preventable. Parents need to set limitations as to what times the children can play outside, so they are not in the middle of the street during a busy traffic hour. Teach you kids about the safest ways to cross the street, and make sure children are aware of the dangers involved when playing near a busy Hurst roadway. If your child was hurt in a pedestrian accident, whether it was crossing the street or playing outside, get the justice your family deserves. Call Mark Anderson, a board certified personal injury lawyer today at 817-294-1900.

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