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Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries in a Car Crash

If your child was injured due to the negligence of another driver, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver to seek compensation for any damages, including your child’s.

If your child has been injured in a car accident, we understand how scared and overwhelmed you as a parent likely feel. Nothing is more precious than your child and their safety.

While monetary compensation cannot reverse the effects of the injuries or take away the pain and scars, it can help alleviate the burden of medical expenses, damages, and lost wages you may face as a result. If your child was injured due to the negligence of another driver, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver to seek compensation for any damages, including your child’s.

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Despite our best efforts as parents, the design of vehicles and restraints have a different effect on young children. It’s essential to use a child safety seat when your child is at a weight and height which requires one. However, when an accident happens, even these safety precautions are often not enough. Several factors determine the type and severity of the injuries. Some of the most common auto accident injuries, especially for children, include:

  • Head injuries – concussions, lacerations, contusions, and skull fractures
  • Thoracic injuries – lung injuries and rib fractures
  • Abdominal injuries – upper and lower bowel perforations
  • Upper body injuries – fractured humerus, radius, and ulna
  • Lower extremity injuries – fractures to the pelveis, legs, and feet

Head injuries are one of the most problematic types. It can sometimes take years before neurological deficits manifest. Certain frontal lobe functions, such as higher-level reasoning, don’t develop until a child reaches adolescence. Brain injuries to the parts of the brain that control reading and writing will not be evident until the child reaches school age.

Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries

Depending on the extent and severity of your child’s injuries, medical bills are typically expensive. If extensive treatment or surgery is needed, the bills can be immense. Additional therapy needed afterward incurs continued costs, as doesn’t future medical care if needed.

Contact a St. Louis Child Injuries Lawyer

As one of the preeminent firms helping victims of St. Louis car accidents, we understand how to build strong cases. When you hire our firm, you can be confident that everything will be done to protect your rights and recover the compensation you need.

Updated: September 30, 2021