School’s out in Middle Tennessee, and kids and teenagers are out and about in the summer heat. What many residents of our area don’t realize is that this time of year is notorious for an increase in the number of children struck by motor vehicles. The Nashville car accident attorneys at Ponce Law point out that this year is no different.
Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt explain that last summer, 31 kids were treated for motor vehicle accident injuries. Several children this year as well, which prompted their concern.
According to an article from WKRN 2 News, a majority of these accidents tend to occur when children run into the street or when unsuspecting motorists are backing out of a driveway.
To help prevent these accidents, never allow children to cross the street alone. Also, parents should also teach older children how to safely cross the street by making eye contact with drivers and waiting for vehicles to come to a complete stop before walking into a roadway.
At Ponce Law, we recognize the fact that accidents may still happen, even when safety is a priority. That’s why our attorneys would like to offer a few tips on what to do after an auto accident occurs.