Many daycare centers across the state of Connecticut try to get the children out for a walk. Some fresh air and a stroll along a familiar route through the community can be an exciting part of a child’s day. Though daycare workers prioritize safety, and do their best to keep their group of small children organized, these walks can bring about an increased risk of a pedestrian accident.
Recently, a daycare group had children walking hand in hand, with a care worker at each end of the line. The daycare workers explain that by taking daily walks, the children have the opportunity to be part of their community. As the group began to cross a street, a driver, who by several reports was speeding, struck the group of children.
One child was seriously injured, and others suffered less severe injuries that still required medical attention. The children were understandably traumatized, as were the daycare workers. One worker stated that the impact occurred at such a high speed, she thought the child had been killed. The daycare center stopped the walks because they were all too frightened by the ordeal.
When a pedestrian accident injures a small child, Connecticut parents may feel angry and overwhelmed. In the time that follows the accident, their first priority is the recovery of their suffering child. Medical bills, loss of wages and legal cases against the party believed responsible can be overwhelming. It can be helpful to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney to help deal with the paperwork so families can focus on getting their child back to a healthy physical and emotional state.