By Pendergast Law on May 26, 2016
Children will suffer a number of bumps, bruises, and scrapes as they grow and explore their world. However, children are more susceptible to certain kinds of severe personal injuries than adults are, due to their age, motor skills, and still-developing abilities to identify risks in their environment.
Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have helped many Seattle families suffering after an injury to a child. Here are the most common types of personal injuries suffered by children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
â€¢ Car and bicycle accident deathsÂ -Â Car accidents remain the number one cause of death for children under the age of 14, according to the CDC. This age group is also the second most likely to die in bicycle accidents in which a vehicle collides with the child’s bicycle.
â€¢ Suffocation and drowning – While motor vehicle collisions were the most common cause of death for school-age children, suffocation, and drowning top the list for infants and toddlers, according to the CDC. Drowning is especially common among toddlers, who have the mobility to discover unguarded sources of water but lack the ability to understand the risk or to rescue themselves if they fall in.
â€¢ Fall injuries – Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children of all ages, the CDC reports. Approximately 2.8 million children suffer broken bones, concussions, and other injuries in falls each year, according to a CDC estimate.
Contact Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. Today
The experienced Seattle child injury lawyers at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have helped many Washington families seek compensation and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions when a severe personal injury has harmed a child. If your child has been injured, contact our office today for a free and confidential consultation. We can be reached at any time, day or night. Call us at 888-539-9211.