The Dangers of Children Being Hit by Vehicles

From a young age, kids are taught to be mindful of dangerous roads.

They're taught to look both ways before crossing the street, to always stay on sidewalks, and to only cross the street when it's their turn.

Unfortunately, the safety of children also depends on what the drivers on the road do and don't do. According to the CDC, one out of every five children under the age of 15, who are killed in car-related crashes is killed as pedestrians.

How Children Can Be 

Pedestrians can be seriously injured or killed when someone is operating a vehicle negligently or recklessly.

For example:

  • when a driver is speeding,
  • they're using their cell phone,
  • or when a driver is being reckless, like disregarding red lights, stop signs, school zones or school buses, and the pedestrian that is hurt is a child.

The injuries can often be catastrophic.

They may suffer from:

  • traumatic brain injuries,
  • spinal cord injuries,
  • broken bones,
  • loss of limbs,
  • punctured organs,
  • and even death.

Negligent driving can change a family forever, and we're ready to hold these drivers accountable for their actions. If your child was seriously injured because of a reckless driver, be sure to reach out to our team at the button law firm to find out how you can get justice for your family. Contact us today.