William W. Hurst
Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
50 S. Meridian St., Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204
With August here and the end of summer looming, many parents in the Indianapolis area are preparing to send their children back to school—if they haven’t already. For many kids, a new school year means a daily walk from their home to a bus stop, a friend’s house to catch a ride, or to their school itself.
Walking as part of a commute to and from school exposes kids to a risk of involvement in a pedestrian accident, whether they are seven or 17. For this reason, it is extremely important for parents to discuss pedestrian safety with their children regularly, and the start of a new school year is a great opportunity to for a refresher.
Here are some safety tips provided by the nonprofit organization Safe Kids Worldwide:
Unfortunately, no amount of preparation can completely eliminate a pedestrian’s risk of involvement in an accident. If a motorist hurts your child on his or her way to or from school, there are certain steps you should take to ensure that your child’s legal rights are protected. These include the following:
Pedestrian accidents are among the most dangerous kinds of accidents in which a person can be involved. Fortunately for victims, cars and trucks hit pedestrians, it is often the driver’s fault, which means that they can usually recover compensation for the losses they sustain. The Law Office of William W. Hurst been representing the rights of the injured for nearly 40 years and is ready to discuss your case at no cost to you. To schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today at (317) 636-0808 or send us an email online.
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