If a child dies in the United States it is most likely because of an accident that caused a fatal injury. An unintentional injury in an accident is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years old, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For every child who dies in an accident, 25 are hospitalized with accidental injuries, 925 are treated in emergency rooms and many more are treated in doctors’ offices, according to the CDC. Car crashes, falls, fires, suffocation, drowning, and poisoning are some of the most common causes of injuries to children in Charleston.
South Carolina law protects children from harm caused by other people. Adults have a legal as well as a moral obligation to look out for the welfare and safety of children. If your child has been seriously injured in an accident that happened because of someone else’s negligence, your family may be able to claim compensation for your child’s medical care and other expenses.
Our Charleston child injury lawyers cannot change what has happened to your child. But we can help you demand all the compensation that the law says you and your family deserve.