Being involved in a car accident is scary in and of itself but these nerves can be amplified when you have children traveling in the car with you. Whether the children are old enough to sit in the front seat, in a booster seat or in a car seat, children can be prone to injuries during auto accidents. As a
As a parent, you want to do everything in your power in order to minimize the injuries they have sustained in a vehicle accident. Some of the most common children’s injuries in car accidents are explained below, according to the United States Department of Transportation. These include:
- Chest injuries
- Organ injuries
- Back injuries
- Concussions and head injuries
Children older than age one were the most likely to suffer head fractures, bruises, and cuts when compared with children under the age of one. However, younger children are more prone to serious head injuries like concussions during an auto accident.
Children were more likely to suffer an incapacitating injury during a rollover crash to the tune of ten times when compared with all other types of auto accidents. The safest position for a child inside a vehicle is in the second row of seats. Numerous research studies have identified that children are less likely to be injured in side and front collisions if they are in the second row of seats.
If you choose to put your child in the front seat, he or she may be facing a risk twice as likely to be injured in a front end crash than those in the back seat. In the wake of being involved in a vehicle accident and your concern over children’s injuries, it’s easy to overlook things. It is important to take your children to a medical facility as soon as possible to determine whether or not they have sustained any critical injuries.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines