Children in the United States are involved in serious accidents every day. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in 2011, an estimated 2.5 million children from the U.S. aged 5 and below sustained non-intentional and non-fatal injuries that required emergency medical attention.
Of course, parents do everything possible to ensure their young ones are safe from harm. They also entrust their children in the care of daycare centers, babysitters, schools, and various other institutions and individuals. Unfortunately, children cannot be protected from everything at all times.
Children are vulnerable by nature and are generally unable to care for themselves, and so they can easily become victims of abuse or negligence of other individuals. Child injury cases, therefore, can stem from the carelessness or negligence of others, such as a manufacturer of a poorly designed crib, a reckless driver, an abusive babysitter, or a negligent amusement park owner.
Among the most common causes of child injury include motor vehicle accidents, swimming pool accidents, falls, dangerous children’s products, playground equipment, household fires, fireworks, and ingestion of hazardous household products. While certain injuries may be minor, others may be serious to severe, and may require long-term medical treatment or extensive surgery. In more tragic cases, child injuries may even result in in permanent disability or death.
Although circumstances may vary, the law will generally take into account the fact that the injured victims in such situations are children, and that they should not be held completely accountable for the actions that contributed to their injuries.
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