Monday, October 12, 2009

School Girl Hit While Avoiding Sprinkler

Five percent of total car fatalities are children. In fact, children between two to fourteen years old often die in vehicular accidents.

In Fullerton, a 12-year-old school girl had been very lucky to only have sustained splint ankle when hit by a car. The accident happened when she stepped onto a street to avoid a sprinkler. The girl was on her way to school when the accident happened.

The National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) revealed that about 250,000 children die in car accidents in a year. This only showed that nearly 700 children are harmed on a daily basis.

Traumatic brain injury
and spinal cord injury are some of the injuries that a child’s tender body has to endure. These injuries are serious that apart from pain and suffering, financial hardship may also be experienced.

In most road accidents, negligence is the main cause. Certainly, when a negligent party caused injury to another, he must be penalized for it. Fine and/or imprisonment are the common penalties for negligent driving.

A pedestrian who may have incurred injury can sue a negligent driver for compensation claims through the help of a personal injury attorney.