Child Injury Lawyers in El Paso
Did you know that a child is treated in the emergency room every four seconds for injuries and that one in five will die from these same injuries? Injuries kill or disable more children over the age of one every year than all other known childhood diseases combined. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 2,000 children die every day from preventable injuries.
Causes of Child Injuries
Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries to children, followed closely by being struck by or against an object as in a car accident, animal bites, and insect stings. There are many other causes of injury including:
- Sports injuries
- Playground equipment
- Assault and bullying
- Ingesting household products or chemicals
- Swim related-accidents or drowning
- Sports injuries
- Bicycle injuries
- Household fires
- School bus injuries
- Gun injuries
- Dog bites
- Struck by or against an object
- Animal bites
- Insect stings
- Car accidents
Playgrounds and Concussive Injuries
Children spend much of their time participating in sports and recreational activities while playing on school grounds, and more than 200,000 children visit the emergency room every year for treatment of playground injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports 79% of all playground injuries result from falls from playground equipment, while half of these injuries happen at school or in sporting facilities.
The medical costs of playground and sports injuries to children add up to more than $11 billion every year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These costs often fail to reflect the true cost of these injuries such as permanent disability, cognitive losses and emotional disorders because many of these injuries result in head injuries. The CDC reports children suffer 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions every year.
A concussion is defined as a brain injury that can result from a bump or blow to the head often leading to traumatic brain injuries with long-term consequences, including:
- Development of illnesses including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders
- Loss of sensation in taste, touch, and smell
- Cognitive problems with memory and reasoning
- Difficulty with language skills such as communication, expression, and understanding
- Emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, personality changes, acts of aggression, and social or sexual inappropriateness
Call a Child Injuries Lawyer in El Paso at Zinda Law Group
Whether your child has been injured as a result of a playground accident, a sporting event, or a car accident, our child injuries lawyers in El Paso are here to help your family. Our attorneys have successfully represented many children after they experienced an injury. Our experience and expertise can get you the highest possible settlement, so call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free, no-fee consultation with a competent child injuries lawyer in El Paso.