Children are considered one of most vulnerable when it comes to a variety of injuries, especially traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children ages one to four and teenagers ages 15 to 19 are in the second and third most likely age groups to receive emergency treatment for a TBI.
The most common cause of TBI among children is falls, affecting more than half of children up to age 14. The next leading cause is car accidents, resulting in several deaths and hundreds of injuries every day. Nearly a quarter of all TBIs in children younger than 15 years old was caused by being hit by or against something.
According to Mayo Clinic, the following are symptoms of TBI among children:
- Persistent crying and inability to be consoled
- Easily or unusually irritated
- Change in eating or nursing habits
- Chang in sleeping habits
- Change in ability to pay attention
- Loss of interest in favorite toys or activities
- Sad or depressed mood
If your child has suffered a TBI in an accident caused by the negligent and reckless actions of another person or entity, you may be able to seek compensation to assist with the child’s medical bills and any other losses, such as emotional distress or pain and suffering. At the Law Office of James M. Stanley, our Fort Worth personal injury attorney can evaluate your case, examine all of the evidence, and negotiate with insurance providers in order to obtain the most favorable results possible.