Child Whiplash Claims – Road Accidents
Children will sustain injury including whiplash or neck paid as a passenger in a car, or injury whilst as a cyclist or pedestrian. If a child has suffered an injury on the road or pavement the child through his parent or guardian can you can make a claim for accident compensation. As a child passenger like any other passenger in a vehicle, the child is unlikely to be any fault and will win their case either against the driver of the vehicle (which is often the parent), the other driver involved or both. This may mean the child will have to sue its parents but in reality it is the parents’ insurers who will pay the compensation award.
Real Road Traffic Accident Cases
We have a number of case studies relating to road traffic accidents including whiplash claims, neck pain claims, head injury, brain injury and general accident compensation claims.
“Hit and Run” Road Whiplash and Neck Pain Claims
Even if the child has been a victim of a “hit and run” or the other driver at fault does not have any insurance, a child can still make a whiplash claim. It is most important that accident is reported to the police as soon as possible after the accident however. As a passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, if a child has suffered an injury on the road or pavement that the child through his parent or guardian can you can make a claim for injury compensation. In law a person is classed as a child if under the age of 18 years but most accidents to children when travelling in a motor vehicle will be as a passenger.