Injuries to Children in Car Crashes
As injury attorneys, our Beverly Hills law firm is committed to advocating for children who’ve been injured in car crashes. Despite tougher, more strict car seat laws, children still remain vulnerable and often sustain extremely serious injuries.
Despite the fact that car crashes involving children have seen over a 50% reduction in deaths since 1975, the fact remains that there are many preventable deaths still occurring. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that there are still California parents not restraining their kids in cars, particularly toddlers. Despite this tremendous reduction in the last 3 decades, car crashes remain the leading cause of death for children under 14.
Injuries Children Face
Like adults, children are susceptible to any type of injury in a car crash:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial scarring (windshield debris, airbag damage)
- Sucking chest wounds (punctured lungs from debris)
- Whiplash (rear-ended)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (nightmares, flashbacks)
Children’s growing bodies have special needs and requirements. They should be treated by medical professionals who specialize in pediatrics (even teens) and offered emotional and psychological support at every step. Reassure your child at every step that their fears and concerns are valid. Remind them that you are doing everything in your power so that they can make a full recovery.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney
At Jalilvand Law, a Beverly Hills injury law firm, we can help your child after a car accident so their future needs are met. Set up your consultation today. Contact us at 310.478.5800 or submit this contact form to get started.