Once again, it’s the time of year when many families are preparing to send their children back to school. This season can be full of hope, stress and chaos for parents and their children and there may be an increased risk of a car crash for some families. For example, parents may be under a lot of pressure and more likely to crash due to sleep loss, anxiety, distractions and other factors. It is important to be vigilant during this time of year, especially since an accident can be particularly hard for a child who is focusing on returning to school.
Often, parents face some hurdles during back-to-school season. For example, a parent may have to adjust his or her schedule to drive their children to and from school each day. Before school starts, parents may be running around trying to buy school supplies and clothes. Sadly, accidents that have taken place during this season have resulted in the loss of lives and devastating injuries that have a major impact on a child’s ability to study. Moreover, parents may become involved in a crash regardless of how safe they drive. For example, another parent may be under the same pressures but fail to drive safely, causing a wreck that involves multiple vehicles.
During back-to-school season and at all other times of the year, there are reckless drivers who threaten the safety of others. If you have been struck by a negligent driver, you should know which options you have and you may need to bring your case to court.