Keep Your Child Safe: A Look at Common Injuries to Children in Georgia


April 05, 2016

From the moment you hold your child in your arms, you know you would do anything to keep him or her safe. Unfortunately, however, accidents involving children occur all too often, and children are susceptible to serious injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that unintentional injuries, such as those caused by falls, drowning, poisoning, and more, are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Annually, more than 12,000 children between the ages of 0 and 19 tragically die from unintentional injuries, and millions more are treated in emergency departments across the country.

Protecting our children is a primary duty of all parents and one of the main goals of our society. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand the helplessness and fear felt of parents when someone injures their child. We assist parents in their time of need by seeking justice for their injured children against the negligent party responsible for their injuries. The following is a look at some of the most common injuries suffered by children. By understanding how children are often injured, you can help keep your child safe.

  1. Car accidents: Car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury among children of all ages. While you cannot always prevent a car accident, you can take steps to minimize your child's risk of injury in the event of an accident. Properly secure all young children in an age-appropriate car or booster seat to protect them from severe injuries. Ensure older children wear their seatbelt each and every time they get in the car. Teach your teen to be a responsible driver and closely monitor his or her driving to minimize accident risks.
  2. Dangerous products: Defective products injure and kill many children annually. Small children are especially susceptible to the hazards posed by defective cribs, toys, and other baby products. Defective hover boards, bikes, and other sports equipment have injured older children in recent years.
  3. Daycare accidents: When you entrust your child's care to another, you expect that the facility will supervise your children in such a manner that they will not be injured. Despite state regulations, some daycare facilities do not adequately supervise children and accidents occur.
  4. Falls: Falls can happen almost anywhere, but frequently occur on playgrounds, sidewalks, in stores, near schools, and other places that children commonly frequent. While some falls are the result of pure accident, others happen due to negligence on the part of the property owner or a third party. Children injured in falls caused by negligence may be able to obtain compensation for their medical bills and other damages dependent upon the circumstances surrounding the fall.

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Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 30 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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Source:
http://www.cdc.gov/safechild/Child_Injury_Data.html

Category: Personal Injury

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