You may be like many other Southern Californians and assume that swimming pool accidents, illnesses or other similar hazards are the leading cause of injuries or deaths among children and young people. Would you be shocked to learn that this is not the case?

The major cause if death among children and young people are vehicle related-injuries. That means that the greatest risk children face in Southern California is car accidents.

The statistics are astonishing. It is estimated that more than 41,000 Americans die in car accidents each year. Another 3.5 million suffer nonfatal injuries including 500,000 people requiring hospitalization. The sad truth is that many of these victims include children and young people.

An injury or death to a child is the greatest fear that all parents face and can leave them asking difficult questions. It’s important to know that you do not have to face the crisis alone and there are legal experts available who can help answer the tough questions concerning your rights and available recourse.

If you or someone you know has a child who has been injured in a Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego car accident, you should contact an experienced Santa Monica car accident attorney at Steinberg at 1-800-350-8888.

For more information, read our article, Are Car Accidents the Leading Cause of Child Injury and Death?
Peter Steinberg
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