If your son or daughter was involved in a hit and run accident, contact Philadelphia Children’s Injury Lawyer Edith Pearce for a free consultation as soon as possible. Just after a devastating accident, insurers could begin working against your child’s ability to be compensated for injuries, so it is important to call quickly before memories fade and evidence disappears.
Hopefully you never need to make the call, but if you do, you will be given advice which is in your child’s best interest. If needed and retained, we’ll hold all responsible parties accountable and seek compensation for your child so they can focus on getting healthy. Drivers should be held accountable for hitting children, especially drivers who leave the scene.
You should also know that drivers may be be able to be held liable for hitting children, even if the child darts out in front of them. It’s still usually the drivers fault. Additionally, many drivers fleeing after an accident are high or drunk.
A recent crash
The most recent terrible example of a driver hitting a child occurred September 10, 2018. Witnesses say a Cadillac SUV was speeding down Lindly Avenue in Olney section of Philadelphia when a 9yr old girl was riding her bicycle. It appears she attempted to avoid the SUV and was hit. Shocking video shows the driver then speed away, blowing right through a stop sign where they could have injured or killed more children.
Miraculously, the 9yr old girl is expected to live. She’s being treated at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), one of the best children’s hospitals in the country.
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PA Code §75-3742 tells us drivers captured after fleeing the scene will go to jail. These criminal penalties are great but do little for medical expenses which may be incurred now and for decades into the future.
Pennsylvania Courts have held that a driver of an automobile must exercise the care necessary to avoid hitting children when approaching a place where children are likely to be playing outdoors. Don’t let an insurer blame your child for their injuries and throw lowball offers at you. Contact us after any child injury, even if the other driver is never found, and we’ll explain all of your options to you. There are almost always options.