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Child Accident Statistics

Children get hurt all the time for all sorts of reasons. It’s natural—they’re learning everything for the first time, so they’re bound to make mistakes and get hurt.

However, some child injuries appear more frequently than others. Read on to learn more about child accident statistics in the United States (U.S.).

The Data

The following are facts about child injuries in the U.S.:

  • The leading cause of death in children and young adults is due to injury.
    • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 12,000 children ages 0 to 19 lose their lives each year due to unintentional injuries.
    • Over 9.2 million are admitted to emergency departments for treatable injuries.
  • The majority of nonfatal injuries are caused by falls.
    • Around 8,000 hospital visits for people ages 0 to 19 are related to falls.
  • Bicycle-related accidents kill around 100 children a year.
    • An additional 254,000 children are injured in bicycle-related accidents.
  • Among children ages 1 to 4, the leading cause of death is drowning.
    • Residential swimming pools and open water sites are where most near-drownings happen.
    • Children can drown in just one inch of water.
  • For infants less than 1-year-old, the leading cause of death is suffocation.
  • Home injuries kill around 2,000 children ages 14 and under.
    • These unintentional injuries are caused by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking, and poisoning.
  • Young boys experience higher fatality rates than girls.
    • Almost twice the number of males die each year due to unintentional injury than females.

We’re Here For You & Your Family

If your child has been injured, you may be able to recover compensation. Our attorneys at The Abrego Law Firm, LLC are highly experienced in personal injury law and have helped many others achieve the justice they deserved. Let us fight for your family, too.

Call The Abrego Law Firm, LLC today at (404) 334-3324 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.