3 reasons a parent with a child on board may crash into you

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3 reasons a parent with a child on board may crash into you

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If a vehicle you crash with contains children, you will probably feel awful. It can be devastating to think that you might have harmed them.

Yet, before you start apologizing, you need to remember that the crash might not be your fault. There will be plenty of time to find out the actual cause, so avoid saying anything an insurer could take as an admission of responsibility.

Parents face multiple pressures when driving

The pressures of parenting can help explain why there is a good chance that the other driver crashed into you rather than the other way around. Here are some problems that parents who drive can face:

  1. Not enough sleep: Babies cannot tell the time or speak clearly. When they are hungry, hurting or need a diaper change, they cry. This happens regardless of whether it is the middle of the night and their mom and dad need to drive to work early tomorrow.
  2. Not enough time: No parent wants their child to be the last one waiting at the carpool pickup. Thus, they may be tempted to speed up if running late to pick them up. The burden of holding down a job, running a household and running kids around is hard to juggle, so parents are often behind schedule.
  3. Their child was distracting them: Children are experts in getting their parents’ attention. Sometimes they do it because they need something, and other times because they are bored. Kids can be even more distracting than usual during car trips. 

Never admit blame in a car crash. Instead, take time to build up documentation in your case in the event you ultimately decide to pursue compensation for your car crash injuries.