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Bucks County Fatal Injury Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Children and Their Families

Increase in Fatal Personal Injuries For Children Across the US According to StudyIncrease in Fatal Personal Injuries For Children Across the U.S According to Study

With proper safety precautions many injuries to children can be prevented. Despite this a recent study by Reuters suggests that there has been a “spike in deaths and serious injuries among U.S. children and teens in recent years”. Many of these traumatic injuries and wrongful deaths have resulted from preventable personal injury accidents as well as from intentional acts of violence. The article goes on to cite “murder, car crashes, suicide and addiction” as some of the primary reasons that more children in the country are suffering grave injury that may result in death.

If your child has experienced an injury or had their life taken due to negligence or criminal action, it is recommended to talk to a child injury attorney about your options for filing a claim. Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, are seasoned legal advocates with over 40 years experience in Bensalem, Levittown, Feasterville, Millbrook, Penndel all over Bucks County and the rest of Pennsylvania. Our attorneys are skilled in securing just compensation for our clients and their families. Our comprehensive and evidence-based approach involves extensive investigation and cooperation among our highly-accredited attorneys. Contact us online or at our Bensalem offices anytime at (215) 337-4915. An honest and complete case evaluation is the first step toward obtaining a desirable outcome.

Increase in Deaths of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Children Reflect National Trend

Between the years 2013 and 2016, the death rate for children between the ages of 10 and 19 increased by 12%. Up until that time, the rate of child injury deaths from personal injury accidents had been on the decline. Injuries now account for about 70% of all deaths among children aged 10 to 19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which conducted the study. This injury death rate is “far outpacing fatalities from natural causes like cancer and heart disease.” The rate of death in 2016—the last year analyzed for the study—was approximately 33 child deaths out of 100,000, which also showed a substantial increase from 2013 when the rate was approximately 30 deaths per 100,000.

The rate of unintentional injury deaths and personal injury accidents increased by 13% between 2013 and 2016. By far the most common unintentional injury deaths resulted from motor vehicle crashes, accidental poisoning, and drowning.

Accident and Injury Prevention For Bensalem Children

As recent studies have shown, there are many ways in which child injuries and fatalities occur. A safety tip sheet from SafeKids.org provides the following tips for parents in order to help prevent child injuries:

  • Be sure your child or teen always wears a seat belt
  • Be sure to secure all furniture and TVs in your home to prevent a tip-over personal injury accident in which a child or teen can be crushed by a piece of heavy furniture
  • Be sure to regularly check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Be sure to identify any places in your home where your child or teen can access medicine and secure those areas
  • Learn more about concussions and sports-related head injuries, in addition to methods of prevention for youth athletes
  • Avoid distractions when driving and walking

One of the most important things we can all do is to lead by example. When children see parents and others in society behaving in a safe and appropriate manner it allow them to feel better about following this positive example.

Contact Our Millbrook Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

If your child has been injured or killed due to the negligence or criminal action of another it is critical to contact a compassionate, experienced as well as skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorney. At Kamensky, Cohen & Riechelson, our personal injury attorneys believe in the law should. We feel one of the higher purposes of the law is its use to help give fair compensation to injured victims. Since 1972, we have worked to ensure that our clients recover what is rightfully theirs and helped to make their lives whole again. One of our highly knowledgeable attorneys is prepared to assist you with your accident claim. Contact us online, or by phone anytime at (215) 337-4915 anytime for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Bucks County Dog Bite Injury Claims, Do I have to sue my neighbor?

Dogs really are man’s best friend and a source of love and companionship for many. Despite this it is important to be aware that even the friendliest of dogs can bite or attack with no obvious provocation, and cause serious personal injury. Dog bite injury victims are often hesitant to pursue compensation for their injuries as… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Law Increases Texting While Driving Penalties

On November 4th 2016 Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania approved and signed a new bill known as “Daniel’s Law”. This legislation was passed in an effort to thwart drivers from utilizing any and all hand held devices while driving by increasing penalties for those charged with and convicted of “distracted driving”. In particular, when a… Continue Reading

Report Shows Motor Vehicular Traffic Deaths Are On The Rise

Earlier this month The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) released its preliminary report on overall road safety in the country for 2015. Although the data has not been completely finalized, some of the numbers included in the report are alarming. Motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015 grew by roughly 8 percent from… Continue Reading

Vehicle Collision in Fairmount Park Leads to Injuries

Philadelphia Authorities are currently investigating a Fairmount Park vehicular accident that resulted in multiple injuries. At the start of rush hour on Wednesday the 13th of July, two vehicles collided on Martin Luther King Drive near The Strawberry Mansion Bridge. The crash resulted in six injuries. Among those reported as injured were three adults and… Continue Reading