An article in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics reports that most spinal cord injuries in children are sustained as a result of being unrestrained passengers in car crashes. Whiplash injuries are of special concern because children by virtue of a smaller necks and larger heads in proportion to their bodies are at risk for sustaining these injuries. Younger children may not be developmentally able to express or verbalize accurately how they feel and where they hurt. Whiplash injuries can cause attention, mood and sleep disturbances, and loss of appetite with nightmares or fearful behavior. These symptoms may be present if the child has sustained a closed head injury as well. One may suffer head injury from impact as low as 4 mph if unrestrained, depending on what surface the passenger’s head hits. Thorough evaluation for closed head trauma and spinal cord injury is indicated for children involved in moderate to severe car accidents. Sixty-seven percent of cervical spine injuries in children are from auto accidents. Subluxation, or displacement, of the cervical and lumbar vertebrae is the most common injury, followed by fracture. This can lead to paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia.
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The Keane Law Firm has the experience and resources to handle a variety of childhood injury cases. While Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm specialize in cases from San Francisco and the State of California, they may also accept worthy cases from other states. If your child or the child of somebody you know has been the victim of a serious injury, we can work with you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
No matter where your child’s injury occurred, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a no-cost evaluation of your case. And remember, if you are a professional referring a case to us, 25% of our fee will be donated to the charity of your choice. Contact Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm today, and we can help you seek justice for the injury done to your child.
California child injury lawyers are available to help if you know a child who has been injured. The Keane Law Firm has been recognized as having an AV rating - the highest legal ability and ethics rating available, and Christopher Keane has been rated as one of the leading plaintiff's lawyers in America as a "tireless advocate for injured children". Contact him today to see if he can help your child.
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