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School children safe in Connecticut? Get the facts. Be prepared.

Starting a new school year can be an exciting time in a child’s life. New teacher. New subjects. Maybe even new friends or a new school.

That’s why everyone needs to remember to keep an eye out for kids on their way to school. Children sometimes get caught up in the excitement of seeing a friend and forget to look both ways when they cross the street. That’s when a pedestrian accident can occur.

Sadly, a staggering number of pedestrians injured and killed are under 15 years old. In 2008, pedestrians sustained 69,000 injuries and 4,378 deaths in accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Those statistics include 15,000 injured and 316 killed under 15 years old.

But the statistics are even more startling for bicycle injuries and deaths for children. Cyclists under 14 years old account 24 percent of all bicycle-related deaths and 50 percent of all bicycle-related injuries.

Why do so many accidents happen? Sometimes, children aren’t paying attention while walking to their bus stop, riding a bike or walking to school. Other times, it’s the driver doing something else besides driving. Texting while driving, talking on cell phones, fiddling with the radio – all of these activities distract drivers and put everyone at risk.

Accidents happen. Everyone feels sorry. But actions have consequences. Don’t let someone else’s irresponsible behavior ruin your family’s lives. Turn to the team you can trust to fight for your child’s rights. Turn to the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli.

Serving clients throughout Connecticut, Salomone & Morelli have years of experience representing families traumatized by accidents involving school children. We know how precious children are to parents. And we will do everything in our power to right any wrongs done to them.

Get back your peace of mind. Contact Salomone & Morelli. We’re on your side.