Our car accident lawyers understand that being involved in a car accident can be a frightening experience. It is even scarier if your children are in the car with you. Whether they are in a booster seat or sitting in the passenger seat, kids are prone to injury in the event of an accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death among children across the country. Children that do survive a car accident can still suffer severe injuries.
The most common injuries suffered by children during a car accident include:
- Head injuries, namely concussions
- Back injuries
- Chest injuries
- Organ injury
Children may also suffer an array of cuts, bruises, and head fractures in a car accident, even if they are secured in a car seat. Given their small size and stature, younger children have vulnerable heads and necks, and the impact of the crash can result in devastating injuries to these parts of the body. Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous of all car accidents, leaving children of all ages at risk of injury. Continue reading →