Children are at an increased risk for suffering serious and life-threatening injuries in car accidents. Their smaller, developing bodies are not always able to withstand the forces of a crash.
That is why car accidents are the top cause of death in children under the age of 15. Between 2010 and 2014, 11 children a day lost their lives in car accidents across the country.
Sadly, many of these fatalities were caused by children who were not properly restrained at the time of the crash. Car seat technology has improved vastly.
However, these safety features are only protective if the car seat is installed correctly and if the child is restrained appropriately.
When children are not properly restrained, they suffer fatal injuries more easily. In fact, in 2016, 35 percent of children who lost their lives in car accidents were not properly restrained when the accident occurred.
Common Car Accident Injuries & Children
When a child suffers an injury in a car accident, they are more likely to suffer complications and long-term disabilities.
For these reasons, it is important to have your child examined by an experienced medical professional immediately after an accident, even if you do not believe they suffered an injury. Remember, some injuries can take hours to become fully apparent.
The most common child car accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and scrapes
- Internal organ damage
- Chest injuries
- Airbag injuries
What Can You Do If Your Child Suffers an Injury
When your child suffers an injury in a car crash, the steps you take can help them recover quicker. It can also improve your chances of obtaining maximum compensation after an accident.
While no amount of money can undo the harm done to your child, you will need money to help pay for their treatments and recovery. If your child suffers an injury, be sure to take the following steps:
- Call 911
- Seek medical treatment
- Fill out accident report
- Swap information with other driver
- Gather evidence
- Snap photos of crash scene and damage
- Attend all doctor and therapy appointments
- Keep meticulous records
- Save receipts
- Call an attorney
Contact Our Lakewood Personal Injury Lawyers Now
If your child suffered an injury in a car accident, their whole future could be at stake. You need money to help pay for their treatments and hospitalizations, so they can recover from their injuries quickly.
Insurance companies do not always play fair with injured children and their families. They know this is a stressful time for you and your loved ones, and they use this to their advantage. You deserve someone on your side.
Call Lakewood personal injury lawyer Robert Paysinger today to discuss your injury case. We offer free initial consultations so you can review all of your legal options. Call us at 303.279.0221 or fill out our confidential contact form on this page.
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