When it comes to auto accidents, there are all sorts of different factors that can play a role in the severity of the wreck and the different hardships that arise for those who were involved. For example, the speed at which vehicles were traveling when they collided can have a huge impact on the extent of a victim’s injuries, and there are other issues to consider as well. For example, the age of a car crash victim can play a significant role in how they are affected by a collision.
Both older adults, as well as young children, face especially considerable risks when they are involved in car accidents. For example, older adults may have a higher likelihood of sustaining an injury or passing away when they are involved in a high-speed collision. Likewise, young children, especially if they are not wearing their seat belts properly or they are seated in an appropriate car seat, may also be especially likely to pass away or sustain serious injuries in a crash.
Age can also affect the likelihood of an accident occurring, whether a driver has poor eyesight or a young child who is riding in a car distracts the driver. If you were involved in a car crash and age may have played a role in the collision or your age (or your child’s age) is a serious concern with respect to their recovery, it is important to have a solid understanding of your options. Depending on what occurred, filing a lawsuit may be the next logical move.