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Legal Help for Children’s Injuries

By The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus  May. 20, 2011 1:18p

Children lack the intelligence, understanding, brain maturation and wisdom to completely protect their self from physical and emotional harm. For this reason, children and teens need to have an adult present to feed them, clothe them and protect them from the outside world. When accidents occur and children sustain needless injuries as a result, it is usually due to the fact that either an adult was not present when they should have been, or the adult that was present did failed to take the necessary care and precaution to avoid harm from coming to the child.

Aside from negligence from a caretaker, there is another scenario that can fall into play when children get hurt. Either some other adult was careless and irresponsible, for example, a dog owner allowing their dangerous dog to roam the neighborhood, who subsequently attacks a small child or, a drunk driver who swerves from his lane and collides into an oncoming vehicle with a family inside, where a child gets killed. Or, it can be the case of a dangerous drug, or dangerous and defective product, such as a defective pool drain, that sucks a child in as in the case of Abigail Taylor, a 7-year-old girl who was sucked into a pool drain at a gulf club. The drain had such strong suction it pulled out her liver, pancreas and 21 feet of her intestines. According to the World Health Organization, there were 15 similar accidents resulting in disembowelment. If your child has been injured or killed at the hands of another person, company, organization or entity, contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney today.

The Leading Cause of Death among Children

The leading cause of death of children in the United States is car accidents. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), approximately 250,000 children are injured in car accidents every year, and nearly 2,000 children die as a result of their injuries. This means that nearly 700 children are injured in a motor vehicle collision on America’s roadways every day. For children between the ages of 2 and 14, car accidents are the leading cause of death for that age range. Of the 2,000 children who die in traffic fatalities each year, 20% of them died at the hands of a drunk driver.

If your child has sustained injuries or worse, a wrongful death, contact a Los Angeles child injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus without delay.

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