The injury or death of a child is among the most devastating tragedies a family can endure and yet more than 9,000 children died from injuries in the United States in 2009.
Injuries can be complicated by the age of a child and long-term prognosis is often impacted by a child’s natural development. If your child has been injured, it is important to seek qualified medical treatment and discuss your rights with an experienced attorney.
Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. The number of children dying from injury dropped nearly 30% over the last decade. However, injury is still the number 1 cause of death among children.
Some of the more common ways that children suffer injuries and even sometimes death are:
Injuries can be complicated by the age of a child and long-term prognosis is often impacted by a child’s natural development.
Due to their physical and mental immaturity, children are particularly susceptible to injuries arising from accidents and abuse.
Each year millions of young people are injured in the United States due to careless supervision, unsafe environments, and defective toys and products.
Child injuries are extremely fragile and the well being and prognosis of the child must be considered as well as future medical bills and related costs associated with an accident.
A child may require financial support, psychological counseling, and physical rehabilitation long after the trauma from an accident or abuse has subsided.
Some types of child injuries that are fairly common include:
Brain injuries occurring from slip and falls or striking the head
Choking on defective products
Injuries sustained in auto accidents