According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, there were a total of 227,998 car accidents across the state in 2011. Of these accidents 28,176 were caused by teens, while 8,842 teen drivers were injured and 63 were killed. More so, these numbers do not include that of young children.
It is clear that having one of your children injured in a car accident is one of the most awful experiences any parent could imagine. This type of situation is not only emotionally, but also physically draining. In some cases, these children may sustain mild injuries, to more severe life altering or ending injuries.
At Gordon & Doner, our Florida auto accident attorneys have tremendous sympathy for children that have been injured in auto accidents and their families, as everyone close to that individual often suffers financially and emotionally from an accident.
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Injuries to Children in Car Accidents
The World Health Organization has demonstrated that an estimated 830,000 children die each year from unintentional or accidental injuries, while over 1,000 of these children could have been saved if injury prevention methods were taken.
Some injuries to children in car accidents include:
- Airbag injuries
- Asthma attacks
- Bone fractures
- Dental injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Wrist injuries
Following a car accident, if you have suffered from any injuries it is highly advised to seek medical attention. This medical attention will ensure all injuries are cared for properly and provide you with the documentation needed for our attorneys to formulate a robust case against the negligent and injury causing individuals.
How to Prevent Injuries to Children in Car Accidents
In order to prevent injuries to children in car accidents, all parents and drivers must do their part to assure our children are safe. Therefore, our lawyers have gathered some information which may assist parents and children to avoid being involved in any type of accident.
Some ways to prevent injuries to children in car accidents include:
- Always buckle-up
- Always put children in the back seat
- Always use child restraints
- Do not speed
- Never drink and drive
- Obtain a graduated driver’s license for teen drivers
By following these simple steps and practicing defensive driving techniques, we can each do our part in preventing the overall number of auto accidents along with decreasing the number of children injured or killed in auto accidents each year.
Contact Our Florida Lawyers Today
Across the state of Florida we have many congested roadways along with many tourists, thus we have a higher chance of being involved in an accident. At Gordon & Doner, our team of injury lawyers in West Palm Beach believe that if you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident , the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages.
Some of the locations our attorneys serve include; but are not limited to:
- Belle Glade
- Boca Del Mar
- Coral Springs
- Hobe Sound
- Palm City
- Pompano Beach
Gordon & Doner - For The Injured