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Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Children Under 19
Though this is certainly good news, it isn't time to rest on our laurels. Experts say that accidents are still the leading cause of death for children under the age of 19. Virginia kids are leading happy, healthy lives, but more needs to be done to protect our little ones. In 2010, accidents killed 156 children were in Virginia. Common causes included accidents involving fireworks, playground equipment like jungle gyms or swings, swallowing toxic household chemicals like bleach, fires, falls, swimming-related accidents, and ATV, scooter or motorcycle wrecks.
When a child is killed due to someone else's negligence, you should consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a difficult, senstive decision, and one that should not be rushed. The pain of dealing with the loss of a child can be overwhelming, which is all the more reason to retain an attorney to protect the rights of you and your family. Our firm has handled numerous cases involving the wrongful death of a child. We'd be happy to talk to you in a no-risk free consultation.