Monthly Archives: August 2020

We Provide Legal Help When Your Child Suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The National Institutes of Health, which track causes of injuries in the US, including among children, has found that “traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children.” What is a TBI? It’s an injury that disrupts the normal function of your child’s brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be harder to diagnose in kids because, sometimes, children, especially infants and toddlers, have not yet developed the verbal or motor skills to let us know that something is wrong. What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries in Kids? There are a variety of causes of traumatic brain injuries in kids.  According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, common causes of TBIs in children include: Falls, which account for 50.2% of TBIs in children, can include falls from unsafe playground equipment, slipping and falling on unmarked wet floors, or tripping and falling on unsafe objects on the ground or floor. Being struck by something, which results [...]

By |2020-09-16T19:33:07+00:00August 28th, 2020|Traumatic Brain Injury|

More Kids are Getting in Traumatic Bicycle Accidents Since COVID-19 Hit

Here’s one unexpected side effect of the nation’s Coronavirus pandemic: more kids are getting into traumatic bike accidents. But when you think about it, it sadly makes sense. When schools closed and activities canceled, we parents, hoping to keep our kids’ screen time down as much as possible, encouraged our kids to get outdoors and ride their bikes. Unfortunately, with the increase of kids outside on their bikes, there’s been an increase in serious bicycle accidents involving children. What Type of Injuries Happen in a Bicycle Accident? Bicycle accidents can be very serious for kids. Children can suffer from a variety of injuries, ranging in seriousness, including: Cuts and lacerations that require stitches. Friction burns, which are sometimes called road burns. Fractures to arms, legs, ankles, and wrists, sometimes even requiring surgeries to reset the broken bones. Internal injuries to organs and internal bleeding. Soft tissue injuries that can be hard to diagnose and treat [...]

By |2020-09-16T19:32:53+00:00August 21st, 2020|Bicycle Accidents|