Children and teachers are preparing to get back into their school routines after the holiday break. When school is in session, there is always an increased risk of injuries. Whether it is from bus accidents, bicycle accidents, or pedestrian accidents. As an accident attorney, we have seen it all.
As everyone gets back into the swing of things, it is important to follow and remember the rules of the road. Children will be back to walking to school, getting on the bus, etc. Having few daylight hours can increase the difficulty of a driver seeing children in to road.
An Orange County personal injury attorney has some advice and tips that will help everyone have a great start to the second half of the school year.
Safety On A Bicycle
If a child rides a bicycle to school, he or she should always be well-protected. To encourage your child to wear appropriate bicycle equipment, you can let him or her choose their helmet, reflectors, and other bike equipment. Although your children may not want to hear you lecture them about safety, remind them to be cautious of their safety.
If your elementary school children walk to school, they should either be accompanied by an adult. Before they cross the street, they should always look both ways at least twice before crossing. Remind your children not to ride their bicycle or walk behind a driver’s blind spot.
Suffering from Injuries?
Everyone should always be alert and be prepared to stop at any moment. All drivers should take caution, especially when you see the lights on the school bus. Remember that children will be getting on and off the school bus. We want everyone to be safe, and we want all drivers and children to feel safe when they are traveling during school hours. If everyone takes caution and does what they should do, everyone can have a safe and productive start to the second half of the 2014-2015 school year.
Contact an Accident Attorney Today!
We know that no one means to harm another in an accident. However, it does happen. And you should be able to take the time necessary to heal from your wounds. You should never have to deal with the insurance companies on your own. They will do everything in their power to make sure you do not receive an adequate settlement. Seeing as we are familiar with their tactics, they cannot bully us or push us into a corner. We will work tirelessly in order to obtain a just settlement for you and your family.
If you or someone you know is ever injured in a traffic accident or pedestrian accident, and you need help, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.