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Common Types of Child Car Accident Injuries

Common Types of Child Car Accident Injuries

A child being injured in an accident can be a harrowing experience for a family. A child can sustain severe injuries that could last a lifetime. If your child is on the receiving end of injury due to negligence, you should call our skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys for representation. They can help you secure the compensation that your child deserves.

If your child is hurt in an accident, the first thing you should do is make sure they receive proper medical care. Proper treatment can preserve proof that is needed to build a case against the negligent party. The hospital will perform blood work, x-rays, and other tests to identify the child's injuries.

The Most Common Child Car Accident Injuries

1. Head and neck injuries - A 2010 study from The Department of Transportation revealed that injuries to the head and neck are by far the most common. A child can suffer whiplash, traumatic brain injury, broken neck, and skull fractures. In some cases, child car accident injuries are so severe that the child never recovers full cognitive skills.

2. Airbag injuries - Airbags are supposed to help protect passengers from injuries, but they can also pose a great risk to children younger than 13 years of age or shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches if they go off. Front passenger airbags are often the culprit, as they can break noses or even the necks of smaller children.

3. Glass injuries - Flying glass during a car accident can cause severe cuts, facial scars, and other types of lacerations that can lead to scarring. In some cases, a child can be permanently disfigured and need plastic surgery.

4. Chest injuries - Children can receive severe chest injuries if they are not properly restrained. The impact can cause broken ribs and injuries to the lungs.

5. Fractures - A child can suffer a variety of fractures including ones to the wrist, legs, feet, and even pelvis. If a child is thrown from a vehicle, they can suffer severe fractures and even spinal cord injuries that could leave them paralyzed.

Child car accident injuries can take a serious toll on the entire family. If your child is injured due to the negligence of someone else, they are entitled to fair compensation for their pain and suffering.

If you need an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney, call on the professionals at the Law Offices of Gerald R. Marcus. We have a full staff of professional car accident attorneys who can advise you on your case, and our attorneys have the know how to get you the settlement you deserved.

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