A new report shows that the number of children who die from any kinds of accidents had steadily declined between 2000 and 2009.
While the trend is good news, Detroit personal injury lawyers at Goodman Acker say negligence or irresponsible behavior continues put children and adults at risk.
“When you have suffered serious injury due to the negligence of another party, it is important to have someone on your side that is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog attacks, slip and falls, and other accidents can result in serious injuries, including brain and spinal cord damage,” the accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. stated.
The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the reduction in the number of children and teenagers dying in accidents mostly is linked to a decline in traffic deaths.
A big reason for the decline in traffic deaths is attributed to improvements in child safety and booster seat use as well as the use of graduated drivers’ licensing systems for teen drivers, an official with the CDC said.
The report, however, shows that more than 9,000 people under 19 years old die every year in a variety of types of accidents, including car accidents, fires, poisoning, drowning, falls and other unintentional injuries.
The Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. has an informative list of general child safety rules on its website. Adults should not only discuss safety with children, but should lead by example, the attorneys say.
“Remember that they are always watching, so be sure you are a model of safety for them,” the lawyers state.
If your child was injured or killed in an accident in Michigan, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney. As leading accident lawyers in Detroit, Goodman Acker has the experience families need to get the compensation and closure they deserve.
About the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C., personal injury lawyers in Detroit
The Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C., provides legal services in a variety of areas. The firm handles negligence cases involving car and truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents and more.
Contact the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C.
To reach the Michigan attorneys at the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C., call 1-866-DONT-LOSE or visit http://www.goodmanacker.com/. The law office is located at 17000 West Ten Mile Road, Second Floor, Southfield, MI 48075.