As a parent, the safety of your children takes priority over, well, everything. Yet, despite every effort you take to protect them, the reality is they need to grow and live their lives, which means navigating the hazards of their world (school, transportation, playing areas) as well. Unfortunately, schools are not as safe as we hope them to be. For example, school zone accidents have been highlighted in the news for some time now, and are, more often than not, preventable.
As school zone injury attorneys, we fight to ensure that these dangers are minimized as much as possible by holding reckless people accountable for their actions. In today’s blog, we provide a quick overview on how to avoid school zone accidents, important facts and figures, and what to do after an accident.
Everyone involved – drivers, parents, children, school and community leaders – need to have a hand in school zone safety. According to a 2016 report by Safe Kids Worldwide, there are a variety of ways to achieve this goal:
Our attorneys at Patrick Daniel Law also hope to deter school zone accidents by making a statement through litigation, namely that safe and injury-free school zones are possible, and community leaders need to do better.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), between 2007 and 2016:
Determining who is at fault depends on the facts of your case. You may sue another driver who sped through a school zone, for example, or the school district in some cases. Fortunately, our experienced school zone injury attorneys are here to answer any questions you have regarding your situation.