Child Brain Injuries
Child Brain Injuries
Parents take as many measures as they can to ensure their children are safe. They read nutrition labels, install safety gates at the top of the stairs, and research car seats before making a purchase. Tragically, accidents involving children happen every day. In fact, traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death or disability in children in the age groups of 0-4 and 15-19. At Leonard Legal Group, our Morristown brain injury attorneys are experienced in child brain injury claims and ensure injured children and their families obtain the maximum compensation available under the law.
Over half a million children and adolescents between the ages of 0 and 19 are treated and released in hospital emergency departments every year. Another 62,000 children require hospitalization for brain injuries.
In children, brain injuries are primarily caused by:
Brain injuries may have other causes as well.
There are over 2,000 deaths in children aged 0 to 14 every year as a result of traumatic brain injuries.
It is important for parents and caretakers to understand the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. There are three primary categories of impairments:
This is not an exhaustive list of symptoms. Additionally, the above symptoms may occur in varying degrees.
If the negligence of another individual caused a child’s brain injury, the family of that child may be able to file a claim to recover damages. For example, the at-fault driver in a motor vehicle accident or a negligent physician may be defendants in a child brain injury claim.
To prevail in a negligence claim, the victim must show three things:
Each of these elements must be supported by objective evidence for a victim to prevail. If one of the elements is missing, the victim may not be entitled to any damages from the defendant.
Consider a car accident that leaves a child with a brain injury. The victim must prove:
Medical records, accident reports, and numerous other types of evidence are used to support a child brain injury claim.
If your child suffered a brain injury, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, as there are deadlines in place that limit how long you have to pursue legal action. To schedule your free consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our 24-hour call center at 973-984-1414 or contact us online.
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