When driving in a car with children, it’s important children ride in the back and are securely placed in an age-appropriate child safety system, whether that’s an infant car seat, booster, or other device. These devices can help reduce the risk of serious injuries.
No matter what kind of precautions you take, however, there is no doubt car accidents in Hollywood pose a huge risk to children. In fact, they are among the leading causes of accidental injury to children and minors in Hollywood and Florida.
Children are especially at risk in a car collision because they may not have the life experience to take steps to reduce injury. They may not know to cover their head and face during an accident, for example. Children may actually panic during a crash, and their flailing or trying to get out of their car seat can increase their risk of serious injury. A child’s smaller size can also make them more vulnerable to serious injuries.
Types of Childhood Injuries Caused by Car Crashes
Children can be injured by T-bone accidents, sideswipe accidents, rollover accidents, backover collisions, multiple-vehicle accidents, and other crashes in Hollywood. In addition to fatalities, these collisions can cause the following injuries to children:
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Crushing injuries and amputation
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Eye injuries
Protecting Your Child After a Collision
If your child has been injured in a Hollywood traffic crash, you will need to consider your child’s immediate medical concerns as well as their future. In the immediate months after the crash, your child may need medical care and you may need to lose time at work to care for your child. If the collision was caused by someone’s negligence, you may wish to speak with a Hollywood car collision claims attorney to find out whether you can pursue a legal claim to seek compensation for these losses.
There is also a second reason you may wish to speak with an attorney. The injuries your child sustains now can impact them for the rest of their life. If your child has suffered a head injury or spinal cord injury, for example, your child’s future career prospects may be affected and your child may face a lifetime of higher medical and insurance bills due to a collision which was not their fault. You may wish to speak to an attorney to determine what compensation you can pursue now to address the challenges your child may face in the future.
If your child has been injured in a collision anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) for a free consultation with a Hollywood car collision claims attorney. Our offices in Hollywood, Miami, and Homestead are here to serve injured plaintiffs and we have already recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of injured Florida residents.