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Child Injuries & Safety

Child Injuries & Safety

Children should never be victims of serious injury or abuse; however, in 2011, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System reported an estimated 1,570 child fatalities due to abuse or neglect. Of this number, children ages 3 and younger were the most frequent victims of child fatalities. In fact, 42.4% of fatalities were in children under 1 year old. Sadly, this number has not decreased over the past years, and children all over Texas and the United States are suffering.

COMMON THREATS TO YOUR CHILDREN

Parents have an innate sense to protect their children; however, a variety of unique dangers facing children can unfortunately lead to injury or even death. Some common threats to your child are as follows:

SERIOUS INJURIES YOUR CHILD COULD SUSTAIN

Many of the situations listed above are common; however, all of them are preventable. In fact, every year in the United States there are as many as 20 million children injured due to an adult’s negligence. Many of the above situations can lead to serious injuries to your child. Depending on the severity of the accident, injuries that could occur are:

  • Amputation
  • Blindness or Eye Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Long Term or Short Term Disability
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement and Scarring
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Broken Bones
  • Tendon Tears
  • Mental and Emotional Impairment
  • Surgical Intervention

HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?

If you’ve been injured, we can help. Contact us