Common Injuries to Children
Children will sustain many injuries during their childhood, most of them minor. However, sometimes they are profound with long-term implications. If this happens, you will want to seek an attorney’s advice to determine if someone is liable for their injuries.
Most childhood injuries are minor and can be treated with some TLC, some antibacterial ointment, a band-aide, or an icepack. However, any time a child suffers an injury, it can potentially be the one that sends them to the nearest medical facility. To make matters worse, sometimes severe injuries are the result of another person’s negligence. If you suspect that your child’s injuries might have been preventable by another party, don’t hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable Round Rock personal injury lawyer for help.
Common Injuries in Children
Children are more prone to certain types of injuries than adults, but that isn’t an excuse for others to ignore their duty of care. Daycares or schools, playgrounds, defective products, car accidents, retail shops, and various other negligent situations can cause injuries in children. When this happens, many parents turn to a Round Rock personal injury lawyer for help.
Common injuries include:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that approximately 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each day. Falls are the leading cause of injury to children.
Children can fall at playgrounds on slides and monkey bars. Other causes of falls include:
- Baby walkers and other equipment
- Cluttered pathways
- Wet or otherwise slippery walkways
Falls can cause broken bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and head, neck, back, or spine injuries.
Being Struck by or Against Something
According to data from 2000-2018, the CDC reports that the number of ER visits after being struck against or by an object is second only to falls, especially for children under the age of 15.
These injuries can be caused by:
- Walking into a wall or other object
- Being hit by an object in motion like a ball or a falling storage box
- Getting hit by another player during a sports game
- An appliance or piece of furniture that tipped over on top of the child
Children who are injured in these ways might suffer head, neck, back, or spine injuries and broken bones, including a broken pelvis. They may also have internal injuries that can be very concerning.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Teens over 15 are at an increased risk for motor vehicle accidents, more than any other age group, as per the CDC. After an accident, they should always be seen by a doctor. Depending on the type and severity of the accident, injuries might include:
- Head, neck, or back injuries, including spinal cord injuries (SCI) and TBI
- Broken bones in areas such as the head, face, neck, back, or pelvis
- Internal injuries such as damaged organs or bleeding
Did Your Child Suffer an Injury? Reach out to a Skilled Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If your child was injured under any circumstances that could result from negligence, reach out to a skilled Round Rock personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At the Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, we offer free injury consultations. Schedule yours by calling (512) 766-4529 today or filling out our online contact form.