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School Zone Accidents & Your Rights

Everyone knows how hectic school zones can be. You’ve got parents in a rush to drop off their children and then head to work. Then you’ve got the kids that live close enough to walk, running across the street to get into school on time. The commotion can be stressful on a driver, but it’s crucial that they are extra cautious around school zones.

As a parent, the last thing you want to see is a driver hit your son or daughter as they’re on their way to class. A pedestrian accident involving a child will likely result in serious and devastating injuries, since they are still growing physically. If your child is struck by a car in a school zone or crosswalk, you need to know your rights and options.

School Zone Regulations

Drivers must following school zone regulations to decrease the chance of an accident. Typically, these areas have a reduced speed limit during certain hours and plenty of signs as a reminder. Fines for speeding in school zones may be enhanced, by double, to deter drivers from speeding. Anyone caught speeding and injuring a child can be held accountable for their negligent action.

Holding A Negligent Driver Accountable

When your child’s injury is the result of the driver’s negligence or recklessness, your child has specific rights and options. With the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you and your child can obtain compensation for hospital bills, future medical treatment, disability, pain and suffering, and other damages.

If your child has been injured in a car accident, contact our Detroit pedestrian attorneys today. Our team will serve as your child’s advocate through the legal process. If you contact us today, we can review your situation, explain your rights and help you understand your options.

Call (248) 793-2010 or contact us today for a free consultation.

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