Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents on School Campuses
Keeping Children Safe On and Around School Grounds
For any parent, the safety of their child is the top priority. Unfortunately, the areas in and around school grounds can be particularly dangerous. The large number of pedestrians and cyclists, in combination with parents short on time and impatient drivers, is a recipe for disaster. There are, however, steps you can take to protect your children and avoid pedestrian accidents on school campuses.
At Denlea & Carton, we provide dedicated representation for children who have been injured in pedestrian accidents on or near school grounds. Our experienced legal team will work hard to ensure that you and your child receive the largest possible recovery. Our attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and will not rest until you receive the recovery you deserve. If your child was injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our office at (914) 873-1404 for a free consultation.
Tips for Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents Near Campus
Any person who has to drive through a school zone knows that during pickup and dropoff, the area is inundated with children. Unfortunately, the site may also be packed with parents who are running late or drivers that refuse to obey the slower speed limit. In a split second, an impatient motorist can ruin multiple lives by speeding through a school zone or failing to stop at a crosswalk.
Whether you are a motorist, pedestrian, or cyclist, there are things you can do to avoid dangerous and deadly accidents:
- Pedestrians should only cross at marked crosswalks or with the assistance of a crossing guard.
- Pedestrians and bicyclists need to look multiple times before crossing, even if in a designated crosswalk.
- Motorists should pay close attention and obey slower speed limits posted near schools.
- Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should avoid all distractions by removing headphones or earphones, putting their phones away, and not eating while driving.
- Motorists should give pedestrians and cyclists extra space, always double-checking before proceeding through an intersection or reversing near school grounds.
If you are aware of your surroundings, you are less likely to be involved in an accident. By slowing down and exercising caution, you can save lives. Child injuries are common near school grounds, but many of them can be prevented.
What to Do If Your Child Is Injured in a Pedestrian Accident
In the event that your child is injured while walking to school, it is strongly recommended that you consult with a pedestrian accident lawyer. Under many circumstances, your child may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
In and around school campuses, children are the most frequent victims of traffic accidents. When a child is struck by a vehicle, even at a low speed, it can result in catastrophic, life-threatening injuries. With the help of an attorney, you can obtain the recovery you need to help your child get the best medical care available.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
If your child was injured in a pedestrian or school-related accident, contact our office at (914) 873-1404 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. There are no fees unless we win. Call now to discuss your legal options directly with a knowledgeable attorney.