The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to indicate that car accidents remain the leading cause of death in children. In fact, in 2018, 636 children aged 12 years and younger died in an automobile collision, and 97,000 children suffered some sort of injury because of this accident.
Seeing your child hurt in any accident is unimaginable. Experiencing your child seriously injured in a preventable car accident can be incredibly devastating. Yet, these crashes happen every day across our country and result in our children suffering debilitating harm, catastrophic injuries, and life-long repercussions that not only affect the child but the whole family as well. That is why, in this blog post, we want to help you better understand how these accidents happen and show you what you can do to protect your children from these deadly accidents.
It is common knowledge that car accident injuries can vary in type and severity depending on the circumstances of the collision. However, because children’s bodies and brains are still developing, even a minor accident can lead to a lifetime of struggles. Typically, the most common injuries that result from these car accidents include the following:
Any individual that is transporting a child wants to ensure that the child remains safe while they are in the vehicle. It can also be extremely stressful thinking that something can happen to these children while riding in the car. However, before you let this anxiety take over. There are actions you can take to help reduce the risk of serious car accident injuries and ensure your child remains safe in the vehicle. Consider the following:
Many parents may know that when their child is small, they need to be buckled up in a car seat. But when it comes to the transition out of this car seat, many are left clueless as to what the next steps are. To help you better protect your child, you need to understand the different stages of a car seat, a booster seat, and a seat belt.
When your child is injured in a motor vehicle crash, the ordeal can be traumatizing. In these situations, you need legal help that you can trust. Legal help that can answer the questions you have and provide you the legal options you can pursue. Fortunately, when you retain an experienced personal injury attorney, you can get the legal help you need. These lawyers can investigate your accident, gather critical evidence to substantiate your claims, negotiate with the insurance company for maximum compensation, and take your case to trial if needed. Do not wait any longer, contact the Charbonnet Law Firm, LLC today or call us at (504) 294-5118 and let our lawyers fight for the justice and damages you deserve.
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