I Hit A Child With My Car
I Hit A Child With My Car – A child has been hit by your car and injured, what do you do? If the accident was due to your negligence, you might be responsible for the medical bills of the injured child and might even face criminal charges if the situation was severe enough. What happens if you don’t have any car insurance? Can the family of the injured child make a claim against you to get compensation? Read on to find out.
When your child has been injured in an accident caused by another driver, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. This article explores whether you can make a claim against the driver who hit your child with their car and what steps you should take next if this is something you are considering doing. The first thing you need to know before making any decisions of this nature is what your legal rights are when it comes to making claims after an accident involving your child or other family members who have been injured or killed in accidents due to the negligence of others.
Can I Claim Compensation for My Child if They’re Hit by a Car?
Yes, if your child has been hit by a car, you can claim for compensation.
Even if the driver hasn’t been charged or can’t be found, your child can still get the care, assistance, and rehabilitation they need.
We realise how difficult and frustrating it is to deal with your child’s injuries. But our friendly team of Car Accident Lawyers is here to help.
Call us for a free claim evaluation. We’ll gladly answer your questions and let you know how we can assist you. Find out if you can make a No Win No Fee claim.
Insurance Claim for a Child Hit By A Car
There are a few different scenarios in which you can claim for a child injured by a car accident, depending on who was at fault. But first, it’s important to know that every insurance company has its own claims process. Different companies will also have different legal teams to investigate your case and make sure they’re meeting their duties. Your first step will be to contact your insurance provider and ask how you should go about filing an insurance claim for a child hit by a car accident.
Can I Claim if the Driver Hasn’t Been Prosecuted?
You can. Just because a motorist isn’t punished doesn’t imply a civil suit will fail.
A civil claim has a different criteria than a criminal prosecution. We must establish negligence ‘on the balance of probability’ (greater than 51%) in a civil suit, but ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ in a criminal case.
Who’s at Fault?
If your child was hit by a car and sustained injuries, you may be asking yourself, Who’s at fault? In most cases, it is entirely possible that nobody will be found to blame. But what if somebody was? What if it was determined that an action or inaction caused your child to get hurt? Could you then make a claim? More importantly, should you? The vast majority of personal injury claims are legitimate. Many people who could make a claim do not.
What if the Driver Can’t Be Traced?
If your child is hurt in a hit-and-run accident, they can sue the MIB for compensation under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement.
The MIB pays victims of uninsured and untraced drivers, so your child can get justice even if the driver is found.
But there are prerequisites for a MIB claim. For example, you should report the traffic accident to the police as quickly as possible, and assist the MIB with their investigation.
An MIB claim is not as simple as a car accident claim when the circumstances and responsible parties are evident.
So get legal guidance from a competent road traffic solicitor as soon as possible. In your initial claim assessment, we can explore your choices.
How To Report The Accident
It’s important to be honest about what happened and as many details surrounding your child being hit by a car. The police will investigate an accident like this. If you don’t report it, you could face criminal charges.
Will the Court Accept Evidence from a Child?
Some believe that a child cannot testify because they are too young, yet this is untrue.
Occasionally, the child is the only witness. A child above the age of 14 can give evidence under oath. A child under 14 can also give evidence without taking an oath.
Settling Out of Court
Unfortunately, sometimes car accidents are unavoidable and serious injuries result. If your child is hit by a car while riding their bike or crossing a street, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to completely avoid claiming out of court.
Seek out signs that children are present when driving
Any schools nearby? Are there any other kids nearby? There may be more! Injuries caused by drivers must be avoided at all costs.
Accidents involving children are sometimes simply that. Even the most cautious driver may fail to prevent an accident when a young kid runs into the side of a slow moving car, either unexpectedly or without warning.
Child Car Accident Lawyers in Scotland
Give us a call if you think you can make a claim for your child. If we think you have a case, we’ll conduct a comprehensive investigation and gather information to help you make a solid claim. In the event of a car accident, HD claims has solicitors who are dedicated to safeguarding the clients’ legal rights and the greater good. The injured individuals we have defended have received millions of pounds in compensation from us, and we are willing to do the same for you. We work on a No-Win, No-Fee basis. To set up a free consultation, please contact us by phone or email.