Drivers Have an Increased Burden to Exercise Caution Around Children

A San Diego traffic accident involving a bicycle is disproportionately more likely to involve children than other accident types. Drivers are held to a higher standard of care - an "increased duty" - when driving around children or in areas that are populated or frequented by children.

If your child has been injured in an accident that was caused by a driver who did not rise to meet the increased duty of care, a San Diego accident lawyer may be able to help prove the driver's liability and pursue financial damages.

In the same way that adults driving around children are held to a higher standard of caution, children are held to a lower standard. Experience with vehicles, as well as hand-eye coordination, is typically lower among children.

Children can become easily distracted from the dangers of the road, and can dart into the street chasing after toys or without looking both ways
. In cases where a driver was not operating at the increased duty of care expected of adults who are around children, the driver may be found negligent in the accident and liable for damages.

Contact a San Diego accident lawyer who can answer your questions about what to do when a child in your life is injured by a careless driver.

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