Physical injuries aside, from the perspective of those children, the emotional trauma of what has happened to them in a car accident or by some other means can be extreme and lifelong. Maybe they have personally witnessed their parents or loved ones get hurt. It is a very traumatizing experience mentally and the severe emotional impact can even lead to physical injuries to the child.
Children in Wisconsin may be at risk for a variety of injuries, including the following common causes:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for children in Wisconsin. Children may be at risk as passengers in cars, pedestrians, or bicyclists.
- Falls: Falls are a common cause of injury for children of all ages. Children may fall from playground equipment, stairs, or other elevated surfaces.
- Burns: Burns can be caused by hot liquids, fire, or contact with hot surfaces, such as stoves or radiators.
- Poisonings: Poisonings can occur when children ingest household chemicals, medications, or other substances.
- Drowning: Drowning is a risk for children who are near water, such as swimming pools, lakes, or bathtubs.
- Sports Injuries: Children who participate in sports may be at risk for injuries such as fractures, concussions, or sprains.
- Dog Bites: Children may be at risk for dog bites or other animal attacks, which can cause serious injuries.
- Suffocation: Suffocation can occur when children become trapped in small spaces or when objects, such as plastic bags or balloons, are left within reach.
It’s important for parents and caregivers to take necessary precautions to help prevent injuries to children, such as installing safety gates, using child safety seats, supervising children around water, and keeping harmful substances out of reach. If a child is injured, it’s important to seek medical attention and consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help determine the legal options for seeking compensation for damages.
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