Young children are naturally reckless and curious of their surroundings.
Their instincts can work against them, putting them in serious danger
if they are not supervised properly. When matters take a turn for the
worst, a child may even suffer a
serious brain injury after an accident.
Children may suffer brain injuries due to:
While it is true that the consequences of a brain injury are devastating
to anyone who suffers one, it is also true that children can experience
unique consequences in the form of stunted mental development. A child
who is still at a young age may find it difficult to learn new concepts,
struggle in school, and find it impossible to make new friends due to
uncontrolled emotional mood swings. If the child’s brain injury
is severe, they may even require special education, perhaps conducted
at home, and specialized psychiatric treatment for the rest of their lives.
Once damage has been done to a child’s brain, there is little that
can be done to treat or reverse it, and so prevention of child brain injuries
in the first place is crucial.
How to Prevent Child Brain Injuries
Parents understandably want to let their children run free, play, and learn
to their full abilities – they are important parts of growing up,
after all. But there must always be an element of caution and supervision
when around children. They do not have protective instincts yet and rely
on us for care.
You should teach your children from a young age about how to avoid serious
danger, such as never wandering too far away from an adult or never playing
with toys that were not given to them by you. You will also want to teach
them how to react if someone is hurt, such as who they should seek for
help. Of course, you must also always have them wear a properly fitted
helmet when riding their
bicycle or playing a sport.
Sometimes all the caution in the world cannot prevent a dangerous accident
or incident. If your child has suffered a brain injury and you believe
someone else’s negligence may be to blame,
contact Albuquerque Personal Injury Attorney Michael J. Doyle. With more than
15 years of legal and trial experience, our firm may be able to secure
you a maximized settlement or verdict. Call
505.219.2176 to find out.