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3 Things You Need To Know About Child Accident Cases

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While child injury cases have many of the same qualities as regular personal injury cases, there are a few unique issues they present that require the knowledge and experience of a certain type of lawyer. One key way that child injury cases differ from normal accident injury claims is that the parent or guardian must file the claim on the child’s behalf.

Serious injuries sustained by minors can have life-long repercussions that must be accounted for in the damages. For this reason, it is essential that an experienced Los Angeles attorney working on the case has the experience in child injury cases necessary to fight for proper compensation, while making the legal process as easy to understand for the child and his or her family. According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC) on average, 12,175 children 0 to 19 years of age die each year in the United States from an unintentional injury.

Three interesting facts about child accident cases:

  1. Motor vehicle accidents stand as the leading cause of death and injury for children between ages 0 and 19 according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Studies show that the proper use of a child safety seat lowers the risk of death by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers.
  2. After auto accidents, the most common cause of death for children under 14 is drowning. Drowning was the leading cause of injury death for those 1 to 4 years of age.  This type of injury sends many more children to the hospital, with potentially catastrophic injuries that could affect the rest of the child’s life. These non-fatal injuries can cause brain damage, which could affect the kid’s ability to hear, see, and learn. Many of these accidents occur due to a lack of pool barriers or adult supervision.
  3. Playgrounds are also a common breeding ground for injury with bout 200,000 kids having to go the hospital every year as a result. While these accidents can happen even when there is adequate supervision, many of them are easily preventable. If injury is caused by poor supervision or improper playground maintenance, the family of the injured child may have grounds to take legal action. The fact of the matter is that children are more prone to getting injured than adults are, so it is expected that the care of those supervising the children is of a higher standard.

If someone else’s negligence facilitated the injury to your child, you may have grounds to seek compensation for the damages incurred. Hiring an experienced Los Angeles child injury Attorney is essential to not only receiving proper compensation, but making the legal process as easy and stress free as possible. Call Yarian & Associates today to schedule a free no obligation consultation.

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