According to a 2010 report from the NHTSA, a head injury can take many forms in children, including:
- cerebrum injury (cuts and bruises);
- skull vault fracture (when one of the bones in the skull fractures, which can lead to bleeding and brain tissue damage);
- concussion (type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head that often leads to unconsciousness);
- subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues covering it);
- subdural hematoma (when blood pools on the brain’s surface); and
- skull base fracture (a fracture of the bones at the base of the skull, which can also cause internal bleeding into the brain and permanent tissue damage).
Those most at risk: kids ages 1 to 7. This may sound young, and it is. The most uncertain part of dealing with a child head injury after a serious crash is that parents may not immediately know all the implications of the trauma.
Because there isn't always a visible sign of some head injuries, the true extent of the injury may not reveal itself until the child begins school, has to face social situations with peers, or during adolescence when decision making takes on new importance.
That’s why if you’re dealing with a child injury after a car accident in Atlanta, it's useful to seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney who can help you build a case against the person who caused the crash, and help you assess what your family will need to provide the best care and treatment for your child.
A Child Injury After Car Accident in Atlanta is a Big Deal. We Can Help.
When another individual's actions from behind the wheel cause your child to suffer severe injury such as head trauma, you have options. To help you understand your rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your family’s life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke to set up a no-cost consultation with our personal injury attorney team – 404-467-0909.