Florida Child Injury Facts

by Carmen Dellutri on July 15, 2011

Florida child injury lawyerEvery week on this blog, we describe common child injuries and what Florida parents can do to prevent them. The reason we focus so often on children is two-fold. First, children cannot protect themselves and often rely on us, as their parents and caretakers, to keep them safe. Second, a significant number of the Florida personal injury cases we see involve childhood injuries, many of which could have been prevented.

To underscore the importance of child injury prevention, please consider the following statistics:

  • Accidental injury is the leading cause of death and disability among Florida’s children ages 14 and under.
  • During 2006, approximately 300,000 children were treated in Florida hospital emergency departments.
  • Total emergency department charges to treat Florida’s injured children ages 14 and under was $300 million.
  • Approximately 6,700 of Florida’s children were taken to a hospital because of injuries.
  • Total hospital inpatient charges to treat Florida’s injured children ages 14 and under was over $156 million.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child has been seriously injured in a Florida accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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