The Most Common Injuries Children Face After a Car Accident
When talking about car accidents and compensation we often think of adult drivers. Children are also victims who sustain injuries in accidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 636 children under the age of 13 who died in car crashes in 2018. Because of their smaller bodies, often when a crash occurs the force of the impact will have more severe outcomes for children than for adults. When head trauma is an injury, the negative symptoms may not appear for many years after the accident took place.
When you are in an accident in Arizona that was caused by a negligent party, you and your family deserve compensation. If your child was injured as a result of the accident, in order to get the care they need to recover and heal, you will need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Then, working with your Arizona automobile accident injury attorney build a strong personal injury claim to obtain the maximum amount of compensation due to you.
What Are the Most Common Injuries Children Sustain After Car Accidents?
Sadly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that head injuries were the most common for children in motor vehicle crashes. Very young children under the age of 1-year-old had very high incident rates of head injuries than older groups. Additionally, younger children under the age of 1-year-old also had higher rates of thoracic injuries such as rib fractures and lung damage than other age groups. Other injuries commonly seen in children who are victims of car accidents include:
- Skull fractures
- Abdominal injuries like lower bowel perforations
- Bone fractures and breaks in the humerus, radius, ulna, pelvis, leg, and foot
Because children’s brains are still developing, when a head injury is present the full extent of damages caused by an accident may not fully show itself until the child is much older and deficits are more clear. For example, a toddler who had head trauma may not exhibit the full magnitude of that damage until the child starts school.
Get Legal Help For Your Child Today After a Car Accident
The effective Arizona serious injury attorneys at ELG care about victims of car accidents who sustain injuries due to the negligent and reckless actions of others. It is especially heartbreaking when your children are victims of accidents. No parent should have to see their child suffer and every parent of a child with injuries from accidents deserves to obtain as much compensation as possible so that they can get the care required to help their child heal.
The experienced bilingual Spanish-speaking team of Phoenix personal injury attorney at ELG will aggressively take on the insurance companies so that you obtain a full and fair settlement that pays for all the damages you incurred after an accident.
Call ELG today at (623) 877-3600 to set up your free consultation at either of our locations in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona. Your consultation takes very little time and you will have zero out-of-pocket costs to our firm. We don’t get paid until we win your case.