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Catastrophic Child Injury Attorney

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Little injuries are part of growing up. It is the rare child that learns how to walk without falling, that goes unscathed forever on the playground, or that plays a sport and never gets an ankle sprain or a serious bruise. If your child has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact Guajardo & Marks of Dallas as soon as possible. Guajardo & Marks has more than 50 years of legal experience, with the knowledge and resources to devote to securing compensation for your family. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact us online or call us at 972.774.9800.

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Catastrophic Child Injury Attorney

  1. 1. CATASTROPHIC www.guajardomarks.com CHILDHOOD INJURIES
  2. 2. Just Cuts and Bruises? Little injuries are part of growing up. It is the rare child that learns how to walk without falling, that goes unscathed forever on the playground, or that plays a sport and never gets an ankle sprain or a serious bruise. But while cuts, bruises and scrapes are a common part of childhood, not all injuries are so minor.While the common perception is that children bounce back from injuries more quickly, the sad reality is that they are as susceptible to the same catastrophic injuries as adults, ones with lifelong consequences. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  3. 3. Fractures Fractures are one of the most common serious injuries suffered by children and young adults, in part because children are more physically active. Relatively few adults skateboard, for example. Fractures are slightly different in children, because their bones have not completely hardened and are more flexible. As a result, the most common children’s fractures include:  Greenstick: A greenstick fracture is not a complete fracture; part of the bone breaks, forcing the other side to bend.  Torus Fracture: Fracture in which the bone bends but does not break. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  4. 4. Spinal Injuries Because it is the main conduit of information between the brain and the rest of the body, spinal injuries can be devastating, especially for children.Any injury to the spine may potentially have catastrophic results, including paralysis. Thankfully, they aren’t extremely common.The U.S. National Library of Medicine estimates that an average of five percent of all spinal injuries occur in children. The most common causes include:  MotorVehicle Accidents  Falls  Sports Injuries Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  5. 5. Traumatic Brain Injuries The CDC defines aTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as an injury to the head that causes a “disruption in the normal function of the brain.” As the brain is the control center for the rest of the body, any injury to the brain has the potential to be devastating.The danger is especially acute for infants, whose skulls have not completely hardened and thus are less effective as a shield against bumps or jolts to the skull. Because children’s brains are not fully developed, it is often difficult to gauge the effect of aTBI on a child’s cognitive ability. For the age group 0-14, in 2014:  2,685 deaths  37,000 hospitalizations  435,000 ER visits Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  6. 6. Motor Vehicle Accidents The CDC reports that motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of catastrophic injuries and death in children. Depending on the severity of the accident, the injuries can range from minor to severe, the same as in adults. However, for small children, the danger increases exponentially.The CDC states that for children 12 and younger:  In 2015, 663 children died in motor vehicle accidents.  121,350 were injured in crashes in 2014. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  7. 7. Unintentional Injuries Unintentional injuries, according to the CDC, are the leading cause of catastrophic injuries and death for children and young adults aged 0-19. Unintentional injuries include traffic accidents, burns, drowning, falls and poisoning.The CDC report states that each year the 0-19 age group suffers:  12,000 fatalities  9.2 million non-fatal injuries treated in the ER Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  8. 8. Children’s Sports Injuries According to Nationwide Children’s, there are an estimated 25 million scholastic and 20 million community- based youth sports programs in the U.S.With that number of children involved in athletics, sports are the second-leading cause of injuries in children.The journal reports that each year more than 3 million children visit the ER because of sports injuries, and 5 million see their primary care physician or a clinic. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  9. 9. The Costs of Catastrophic Injury While there are several programs that attempt to help defray at least some of the costs when children suffer catastrophic injuries, including government programs, the burden often falls on the parents and family. While medical expenses are the No. 1 cause of bankruptcy, the total cost of caring for a chronically injured or disabled child cannot be measured in dollars. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800
  10. 10. If your child has suffered a catastrophic injury, contact Guajardo & Marks of Dallas as soon as possible. Guajardo & Marks has more than 50 years of legal experience, with the knowledge and resources to devote to securing compensation for your family. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact us online or call us at 972.774.9800. Call Now For A Free Consultation: 972.774.9800 Contact Guajardo & Marks to Learn More…

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