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Common causes of child injuries and what to do

Minor scrapes and falls are an inevitable part of growing up. However, sometimes child injuries go above and beyond simple spills and require serious medical care. In serious injuries, other factors can also come into play, such as whether the injury was caused by someone else's negligence or a defective toy or product. 

In cases where negligence was the factor that caused your child's injury, you may be able to take action and seek justice. A qualified child injury attorney can help you understand how to recover expenses and seek damages for your child's injury. Here are a few common causes of child injuries and what you can do if negligence was a factor: 

1. Motor vehicle accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of pediatric injuries. Negligence in motor vehicle accidents is very common. Typical examples of negligence include distracted driving, such as texting while driving, as well as drunk or otherwise impaired driving.

2. Water accidents and drowning

Drowning is one of the leading causes of child deaths, and even small amounts of water can be dangerous for very young children. Pool owners are required to keep their property safe for people on the premises, and if your child was injured due to a pool or water accident, negligence may be a factor.

3. Defective toys and equipment

Product defects can be very dangerous and cause mild to severe injury in children. Common examples of this type of injury can come from defective toys and defective equipment as well as playground hazards. If a teacher or babysitter was supposed to be supervising your child while playing, or if playground equipment was found defective and caused an injury, these can also be potential grounds for a lawsuit.

There is no reason you should have to accept your child's injury without seeking the justice and compensation necessary to cover expenses and right wrongs. Speak to a qualified child injury attorney if you suspect your child's injury was due to negligence or defective products or equipment.

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