Top Five Causes Of Unintentional Child Injury

The attorneys at The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC have put together a list of the top 5 causes of unintentional child injury.1.) Road crashes

They kill 260,000 children a year and injure around 10 million. They are the leading cause of death of kids ages 10 to 19, and also a leading cause of child disability

2.) Drowning

It kills more than 175,000 children each year and 3 million children each year survive a drowning incident. In some survivors there is brain damage, and because of that nonfatal drowning has the highest average lifetime health and economic impact of any other type of injury

3.) Burns

Fire-related burns kill around 96,000 children per year; the death rate is 11 times higher in low and/or middle-income countries than it is in high-income countries

4.) Falls

Almost 47,000 children fall to their death every year. There are hundreds of thousands more that sustain less serious injuries from the fall

5.) Poisoning

There are more than 45,000 children that die each year from an accidental poisoning

If your child or a child you know had been injured, call our Toledo, Ohio child injury attorneys at toll free 800.637.8170 for a free case evaluation or to request your FREE copy of Little kids, Big accidents: The Ultimate Guide to Child Injury Cases in Ohio.

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