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Child Pedestrian Safety

Children are a particularly active demographic, and in residential areas they can commonly be seen running, walking, and playing in the streets near their homes. Routes to and from school also support heavy foot traffic from children, making it imperative that children understand the dangers of the road. Unfortunately, hazardous or unsafe driving behavior can put your children at risk of serious accidents and injuries.

The majority of drivers have the sense to slow down and use caution in residential areas, but there are always negligent motorists who put their own convenience ahead of the safety of young children. If your child has been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, an experienced Wisconsin auto accident attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for the resulting medical expenses and other damages. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.

Teaching Safe Practices

Little can be done to eliminate the possibility of a reckless driver putting your children at risk, so it is important to educate your children on how to look after their own safety as a pedestrian. The following are three simple guidelines to teach your children:

  • Practice good awareness when walking near major thoroughfares by looking and listening for approaching vehicles at all times
  • Do not walk near the sides or rears of nearby vehicles, as this may make it difficult for the driver to see you
  • Do not assume that cars will stop for crosswalks, and be sure to look both ways no matter where you cross the street

Even with excellent pedestrian behavior on the part of a child, the negligent actions of a reckless driver can still result in severe accidents.

Contact Us

If your child has suffered an injury in a car accident while on foot, you may be entitled to compensation for the ensuing medical expenses and other damages from the event. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case with a dedicated Wisconsin auto accident attorney, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

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