Primarily because of their age and, accordingly, their lack of judgment, children are naturally vulnerable and prone to different kinds of injuries. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimate of 9.2 million children in the country get involved in non-fatal injuries every year. This number is certainly alarming, and while some of these occurrences are considered unintentional—’accident’ in every sense of the word—the reality is that some of these injuries are caused by the fault or negligence of another.

When your child experiences such an injury, know that the laws allow you, on behalf of your injured child, to seek liability against the person whose recklessness or wrongdoing is the proximate cause of the injury by reimbursement of expenses and the payment of damages.

Common Causes of Children’s Injuries Arising From Negligence

As with adults, injuries to children can occur in different ways. Some of the most common causes of children’s injuries in Atlanta and the rest of the state and the country are:

  • Slips, falls, and trips in an establishment or any property of another
  • Playground accidents
  • School bus accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Defective or dangerous products
  • Ingestion of harmful chemicals
  • Medical malpractice cases
  • Burns
  • Lead poisoning
  • Swimming and other water-related accidents
  • Violence and physical and sexual abuse

Effects of Children’s Injuries to the Child

Injuries resulting from any of these mishaps, even those not on the list, should be taken seriously. While many children are able to live through these accidents and survive with just a few minor cuts and bruises, this is not always the case. 

Some severe effects of accidents and children’s injuries to the child are:

  • Long-term impairment
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Brain trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of confidence

Children’s Injury Lawyer Atlanta GA

Seeing your kid or any child under your care undergo these difficult and painful injuries is just as painful, or even more, to the parent or guardian.

Musgrove Trial Firm is here to help.

Musgrove is a team of personal injury lawyers who have had years of experience and knowledge in the field of children’s injuries and other personal injury cases, and its professional legal services and expertise, offered at the most competitive rates within the area, are available for you and your child, too.

Musgrove is located in Norcross, Georgia, and is currently offering its professional legal services in Atlanta and nearby areas. It prides itself on the highly skilled and competent personal injury lawyers on its team, and surely, these are the experts that you deserve and need to help you in a potential personal injury case involving any kind of children’s injury.

Musgrove Trial Firm is ready to hear and represent you. Send us a message on our website or give us a call at (678) 226-1994 for immediate assistance.