Helping Your Child After An Accident
Those who have children know that accidents happen from time to time, despite our best efforts. While some accidents are just part of growing up, others can be harmful and potentially life-altering. In some cases, accidents involving children are a result of another’s irresponsibility and are out of parents’ control. Whether the accident occurs in a car, in public, or even at home, childhood injuries can be particularly painful, costly, and can take a lifetime to heal. But the injuries do not have to be faced alone. We are here to help and support you and your family during this difficult time.
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Accidents are a part of growing up. Children are surprisingly resilient and often bounce back quickly from injuries or illnesses. However, since a person’s earliest years set the stage for their future health, it’s important to get your child appropriate help and care after a serious accident. Better yet, it’s important to learn safety tips and practices that can prevent accidents from happening in the first place. Because of this, we have created a list of resources to help parents understand the common risks for their children and how to avoid these dangers in the future.
Accidents involving children are particularly common at home or in local neighborhoods, since that is where children do most of their living and playing. The most common accidents for children include:
- Suffocation and Choking
- Burns and Scalds
- Glass-related Injuries
To learn more about how you can help your children avoid these dangers, click the link above.
Laws about children’s safety are not to be taken lightly, even if they might seem tedious or complicated. For example, seatbelt laws and restrictions for children continue to expand and change. Yet these are some of the most important laws for parents to follow since car crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the United States. To learn more about child safety laws, click the link above.
You might be surprised by how frequently—or infrequently—children are hospitalized for particular accidents. For example, did you know drowning is the second leading cause of death for both infants (1-4 years old) and pre-teens (10-14 years old)? Knowing the dangers to your children may be helpful in setting safety standards which can help lower their risk of injury. For more information, click the link above.
Having a child become seriously injured can take a toll on any parent–emotionally, physically, and financially. We are here to help. If you have any questions about our services, feel welcome to continue browsing our pages, request one of our free accident books, or call us at 801-506-0800 and schedule a free consultation.