How to Avoid Common Childhood Injuries 

teddy bear using a seatbelt in a car | transportation and roadside accidents in childrenChildren are society’s most precious asset. After all, children are truly the foundation upon which a family is built. Families in Colorado, however, have witnessed an increasing number of accidents and incidents leading to injuries to children. Although advocacy groups, federal authorities, and Colorado state authorities have taken good steps toward identifying and addressing these issues, child injuries continue to occur statewide. When a child is injured due to the negligent actions of another person or organization, a parent or caregiver should be prepared to seek expert legal guidance through an experienced personal injury attorney.

Childhood can be Risky

Children are at risk of injury simply because they are young and immature. Their energy, curiosity, and lack of experience can mean that children live much riskier lives than their wiser elders. Young children without adequate supervision, sometimes suffer injuries that could have been prevented by responsible adult oversight.

Adult babysitters or caregivers whose negligence or errors cause injuries to children can, and should, be held accountable for their actions. When a child has been injured in Colorado, an experienced personal injury attorney can help the family explore their options toward relief.

Play Mishaps

Play mishaps are the most common source of childhood injuries. During the excitement of play, one child may strike another inadvertently, or children may collide while running, either with each other, or stationary objects. These injuries are generally the most common, yet the least threatening.

Occasionally, a child is injured while playing due to the negligence and carelessness of a business, manufacturer, or designer. Improperly designed toys can easily become choking hazards, faulty tricycle designs can lead to traumatic brain injuries, and poorly maintained playground equipment can lead to a myriad of injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and tragically, in some situations, even death.

Transportation and Roadside Accidents

Transportation and roadside accidents are a leading cause of injuries to children. Such accidents include roadside accidents in which a child is injured by a vehicle while attempting to cross or walk alongside a roadway. Sadly, a significant number of injuries to children result from accidents around bus stops. Colorado decision-makers have taken steps to reduce the danger, and state personal injury attorneys have played a major role in bringing these welcome changes.

Contact Smith & Smith for a Free Personal Injury Case Review

Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney Mickey SmithIf your child has been injured due to another party’s carelessness or negligence, an experienced Pueblo personal injury attorney may be able to help obtain the compensation you need to help your child recover. Medical bills and rehabilitation expenses can easily overwhelm families who are already struggling to care for an injured child. An aggressive and veteran Colorado lawyer can hold the negligent party accountable and help you obtain the maximum compensation. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options for legal action and financial recovery. Call Pueblo Personal Injury Attorneys at Smith & Smith at 719-544-0062 or fill out the contact form on this page today.