Children Injuries Lawyers in Austin
According to the Texas Children's Hospital, more children over the age of one are killed or disabled from injuries than all known childhood diseases combined. And more than 2,000 children die every day from injuries that could have been prevented according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO estimates 9.2 million children visit an emergency room annually for treatment of an unintentional injury.
Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injury followed by being struck by or against an object, and animal bites or insect stings. Other common causes of injury are:
- Playground equipment
- Ingesting household products
- Swimming related-accidents
- Sports injuries
- Household fires
- School bus injuries
- Gunshot injuries
- Dog bites
- Motor vehicle accidents
Unfortunately, the highest rates of deaths in children are related to motor vehicles accidents. In fact, the leading cause of all unintentional injury deaths of children ages 0 and 19 years were the result of motor vehicle and traffic-related accidents.
Not all injuries are visible to the naked eye; emotional injuries can scar as deeply as physical injuries. Injuries such as bullying, child neglect and abuse, or exposure to violence can have lifelong consequences.
Bullying is a growing problem, and has become epidemic in the United States. In addition to the need for treatment for scrapes, cuts and bruises from being physically bullied, a study published in JAMA Psychiatry reported that bullying in childhood can have profound effects on mental health far into adulthood.
Child abuse can come in many different forms, and not necessarily a physical one. Hurtful words directed at a child, neglect and failure to care for the child, or sexual abuse can have lifelong emotional or psychological effects on the child. These types of injuries can have a lasting impact on a child just as much as a serious motor vehicle injury or fireworks accident.
Children exposed to violence are more likely to suffer attachment issues, regressive behavior, anxiety, and depression, and may exhibit aggression and behavioral problems. In 2011 alone, nearly 60 percent of children under the age of 17 were exposed to some form if violence either directly as victims, or indirectly as witnesses.
Zinda Law Group Can Help
If your child has been injured in a car accident, a swimming accident or was the victim of a gunshot wound, the attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you. We know who to negotiate with your insurance company to obtain the highest settlement, and we can get your child’s medical bills paid. We also know how to negotiate with the school to get a bullying problem nipped in the bud, or where to turn for help if your child has been abused or exposed to violence. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 to speak with a Personal Injury Attorney who is an expert in handling child injury cases and let us help you.