Dangers of Walking to Schools – Risks of Personal Injuries and Death – Florida’s Wrongful Death Laws


Every day, Florida children are at risk for personal injuries when walking to or from school. Any given morning or afternoon and even in the summer, Florida children are in neighborhoods and communities walking to and from their school. When a child walks or rides a bicycle to or from school, there are certain risks and dangers to the child. It is vital that every driver inb every vehicle in every community and neighborhood be alert and aware of the presence of children, school buses, school bus stops, in any area and time where children are present. Children are the unfortunate victims of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on the way to school or on the way home from school.

Many of Florida child pedestrian and bicycle accidents are avoidable. In other words, the accidents are due to excessive speed, driver inattention, driver distraction, and or other unsafe driving in or near the child pedestrian or the child bicyclist. When children are entering or exiting school buses, driver should also proceed cautiously. When a child suffers injury while walking or riding a bicycle, it can be quite challenging for the injured child and his or her parents. There typically are many issues that arise when a child is injured including those related to medical treatment, medical bills, education, lost wages, and other issues it is important for the parents of an injured child to get legal advice as to the rights to compensation and damages of the injured child.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Automobile Accidents, Medical Treatment / Medical Bills, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. A parent should read this book to get information as to injury claims and cases. Of course, this book geared for parents is no substitute for the services and representation from a Florida Child Injury Lawyer; however, the book does provide a good general overview of legal claims and concepts that a parent should be aware of in pursuing a legal claim or insurance claim for damages related to a child injury. Get the book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

Wood, Atter & Wolf is a Florida law firm based in Jacksonville, Florida and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The firm handles personal injury and child injury cases throughout the State of Florida. Cases are handled on a contingency basis and all initial consultations are free to parents of injured children.

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