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Michigan Child Injury Lawyers & Child Brain Injury Causes

26th May 2010
By LBuckfire in Personal Injury
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Pediatric brain injuries are unfortunately very common in the United States. The effects of these brain injuries are often permanent and can lead to a lifetime of special needs, medical care, and special education.

Common child brain injury causes include:

-Falls—Falls are the leading cause of brain injury for all age groups, especially for children under age 4 years

-Motor Vehicle Accidents—Children age 15 - 19 have the highest rate of automobile-caused brain injuries

-Struck by/Against Events—This category includes sports-related injuries such as being hit with a ball or bat. Young children and adolescents have the highest incidence of sports-related injuries. In fact, between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries occur each year.

-Assaults—Adolescents and young adults are the most likely age groups to be involved in assaults, as both the aggressor and the victim. Traumatic brain injuries caused by or involving a firearm are the worst: 9 out of 10 people with a firearm-related traumatic brain injury die.

-Lead Poisoning - Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of lead poisoning for several reasons. First, children absorb lead into their system at a much higher rate than adults. Unlike adults who secrete the majority of lead entering their system, children retain a substantial portion in their system. The child's body accepts the lead into the system believing that it is iron, which is necessary for the development and growth of the child or causing the child to suffer a brain injury.

Quite often, a child's brain injury is due to the negligence of another person or business. In these instances, the child may have legal recourse to be compensated for the injury. However, this does depend on the severity of the injury, the amount of damages can be significant. This is because of the tremendous costs and expenses related to caring for a brain injured child and the loss of a child's earnings over his or her lifetime.

Parents of a child who has sustained a traumatic brain injury should seek out an experienced Michigan brain injury lawyer to discuss the legal rights of their injured child. A claim for compensation can be of great assistance to both the child and the family. There are strict time deadlines for filing cases accident and injury cases in Michigan and it is essential to discuss a case with a lawy before the time period expires and to learn what legal rights your injured child has.


Lawrence J. Buckfire is a Michigan brain injury lawyer. If you or your child suffer brain injuries due to a car accident, sports-related accident, lead poisoning, child abuse or assaults, or any other type of personal injury accident in Michigan, you should contact our office now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. You should also request our FREE guide to Michigan child injury cases.
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