Every parent’s worst nightmare is their child being injured, and unfortunately this can happen at any time in a car accident. This fear becomes a reality for far too many families in Florida each year. Child injuries can be especially devastating because they can lead to permanent injuries which affect a child’s entire future.
At Flaxman Law Group, we advocate for families who have been injured in traffic accidents in Miami, Homestead, Hollywood, and across South Florida. If your child has been injured, contact our law firm for a free consultation with a Florida childhood injury lawyer.
The Vulnerability of Children in Car Accidents
Children are more vulnerable than adults in car accidents due to their smaller size, developing bodies, and limited ability to protect themselves. Even seemingly minor accidents can result in significant injuries for children, including broken bones, head trauma, and internal injuries.
The Role of Child Restraint Systems
Properly installed and age-appropriate child restraint systems, such as car seats and booster seats, can safeguard children during car travel. However, studies show that many parents and caregivers misuse or fail to use these restraints correctly, increasing the risk of severe injuries in the event of an accident.
Florida has specific laws and guidelines regarding child safety seats, including the use of rear-facing seats for infants and the appropriate use of booster seats for older children. Staying informed about these laws and adhering to them can significantly improve child safety on the road.
Common Child Injuries in Car Accidents
Children are especially vulnerable to the following injuries in car crashes:
- Head and Brain Injuries. Children’s heads are disproportionately large compared to their bodies, making them more susceptible to head injuries in accidents. Traumatic brain injuries permanent, affecting a child’s cognitive and physical development.
- Chest and Abdominal Injuries. These injuries can include broken ribs, lung contusions, and organ damage, which can be particularly dangerous for young children.
- Spinal Injuries. Children’s spines are still developing, making them more susceptible to spinal injuries in car accidents. These injuries can have long-term implications for a child’s mobility and future.
Seeking Compensation for Child Injuries
In the aftermath of a car accident involving a child, families may face overwhelming medical expenses, emotional distress, and other challenges. Parents may lose income if they need to stay home to take care of an injured child. In case of a permanent injury, a child may need a lifetime of additional care and medical attention.
Pursuing compensation can help alleviate these burdens and provide resources for a child’s recovery and future care.
Flaxman Law Group understands the emotional toll of child injuries in car accidents. We offer empathetic support to families during this difficult time, including a free case consultation that helps you ask questions and learn more about the options which may be available to you under Florida law.
Our experienced Florida car accident attorneys work diligently to pursue the maximum compensation available for the needs related to the child’s injuries.
To find out more about what we can do, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person 24/7 or contact us online to set up a free, no obligation case consultation with a Florida childhood injury attorney.