Children Injured in a Car Accident
Car accidents do happen! Unfortunately, not everyone involved in a vehicle crash gets to walk away unscathed. Even more unfortunate - children injured in a car accidents. Accident involving children is not only devastating for the child but devastating for the parent as well.
One major cause of death among children are car accidents, according to Centers For Disease Control & Prevention. Often times, an adult and a child can receive the same type of injuries only it’s much worse for the child than it is for the adult. Car accidents and injuries obtained as a result can not only cause physical pain but also an emotional and psychological pain as well.The Statistics On Children Injured In Car Accidents
Statistics show that over 1,600 children injured in car accidents, under the age of 15, die every year.
Car and traffic crashes are one of the leading causes of death among the younger generation between the ages of 15-29. As for injuries, 2014 data shows that in the year 2014 over 120-thousand kids 12 years of age and younger were hurt.Common Child Car Accident Injuries
- Head Injury
- Chest & Lung Injury
- Cuts & Bruises
- Fractures (Including The Skull)
- Broken Bones
When an accident takes place it is not always the accident itself that causes the injury. There are many cases where there was some sort of malfunction with the vehicle or its parts, as well as, equipment being faulty.
- Faulty Seat Belts
- Malfunctioning Airbags - Some inflate too soon, when it’s not necessary, and some don’t inflate at all.
- Brake Line Issues
Whether the child was injured in a car accident at the fault of another driver or because of faulty equipment it’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer.Attorneys for Children Injured In Car Accidents
Hiring a personal injury attorney or a wrongful death attorney will not prevent the pain that your child has endured. An attorney can help you with the following:
Ease Your Stress: Knowing that you have a lawyer to represent and back you can give a bit of ease in stressful situations. You don’t feel so alone.
Negotiations: A lawyer can do the negotiating on your behalf to help you settle out of court and get justice for your injured child.
File Claims: Some claims you can file for the child yourself but unfortunately there are some claims that require the knowledge and experience of a professional lawyer.
Answers: any legal questions, as well as, insurance questions you have are best answered by a lawyer in the field of child injury and car accidents.
Guidance: When you’re unsure as of what to do or if you are ready for the next step a lawyer will provide the guidance you need.
The most obvious way a lawyer can help you is to give you and your child specialized legal representation that could possibly improve the odds of you winning in court. Having a child or any loved one injured in a car accident can be daunting, stressful, and devastating to handle.
Having access to a lawyer from Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC by your side through it all can provide some comfort through these rough and unfortunate times. Contact us at: 603.548.3797 for a no-obligation consultation.