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Child’s Play: Millions of Kids Get Hurt or Suffer a Loss of Life Due to Accidents

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According to the World Health Organization, more than 2,000 kids lose their life every single day. Even if that is a conservative estimate, the death annual toll from accidents involving children would be 730,000. And even when babies, infants, toodler, adolescents and teens avoid death, millions of children are left with injuries and life-altering disabilities like a broken neck, severed limbs and traumatic brain injuries. In fact, among children ages 0 to 14, traumatic brain injuries result in 400,000 emergency room visits every year, healthline.com reports.

What causes these injuries and deaths? The most common causes are

  • Car, truck, SUV, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Fireworks
  • Playground equipment like jungle gyms and swings
  • Swallowing toxic chemicals found in household items such as cosmetics, cleaning solutions and pain relievers
  • Household fires
  • Falls
  • Swimming-related accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • ATV, motorcycle and scooter wrecks.

If your child has suffered a serious injury and you believe it was due to the carelessness of another person or company, it would be wise to consult with an attorney. You could wind up facing thousands of dollars of medical bills and a lifetime of rehabilitation costs. You have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault person or company.

When a child is tragically killed due to someone else's negligence, you should consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Clearly, this is a difficult and sensitive issue. You may be struggling with the loss of your child and don't want to get tangled up in a lawsuit. Again, this is why retaining the services of an attorney is important. We can take that burden off your shoulders and pursue the legal claim on your behalf.

Our firm has handled numerous wrongful death lawsuits and cases involving injured children. We'd be happy to talk with you about your case in a no-pressure, free consultation. We have offices in Hampton and Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). In addition, we can arrange to have someone come to you if you are unable to visit one of our offices.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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