Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

For every child that dies, there are 25 hospitalizations, 925 are treated in emergency rooms, and numerous others are treated in doctors’ offices. When child injuries are caused by negligence, responsible parties may be held accountable. 

What Are the Leading Causes of Child Injury?

Teachers, childcare providers, and other responsible adults have a duty to take steps to prevent injuries to children. The following rank among the leading causes of child injury, as reported by the CDC:


This is the most common cause of accidental injury death among infants less than one-year-old. Approximately 3,400 sleep-related deaths occur among babies in the U.S. every year. To help prevent suffocation, the CDC recommends placing the baby on his back on a firm, flat surface, covered only by a fitted sheet.


A child can drown in seconds, and it can happen wherever there is access to water. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages one through four. Swimming pools are an attractive nuisance (a dangerous condition on a property that may attract young children). Pool owners in Texas have a duty to prevent foreseeable injuries and may be held liable if they fail to do so

Motor Vehicle Crashes:

This is the leading cause of injury death among children ages five to 19. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 6,102,936 traffic crashes occurred in the U.S. Of those accidents, 39,508 were fatal, and 1,727,608 caused injuries.


More than 2.2 million children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms yearly for injuries related to falls, as reported by Stanford Medicine. Children aged four and under account for more than half of falls among children. A child can be seriously or fatally injured falling from windows, stairs, playground equipment, furniture, and baby walkers. Nearly 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in emergency rooms for playground fall injuries every year.


Fires and burns are the fifth leading cause of accidental death among children and adults, accounting for approximately 3,500 fatalities per year, as stated by John Hopkins Medicine. Among children ages four and under who are hospitalized with burn injuries, 65% are injured by scalding, and 20% suffer contact burns. Nearly 75% of scalding burns among children are preventable. 

Poisoning and Drug Overdose:

Approximately 35,000 young children are treated in emergency rooms every year after ingesting medications when adults are not looking. Children can also be poisoned by pesticides, cleaning products, paints, solvents, cosmetics, plants, carbon monoxide, and lead.

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Who Can Be Held Liable for Injuries to Children?

Any party with the power to prevent injury to a child that negligently or intentionally fails to do so may be held liable for that child’s injuries. Persons or entities with supervisory roles have a duty to take the necessary steps to keep children safe. When child injuries occur, the potentially liable parties may include:

  • Negligent drivers
  • Childcare providers
  • Schools and school districts
  • Property owners
  • Product manufacturers
  • Sports organizations
  • Youth camps
  • Babysitters
  • Healthcare providers

How Can an Experienced Child Injury Attorney Help?

If your child has been injured, there may be more than one potentially liable party. Our experienced child injury lawyers can thoroughly investigate your child’s accident or injury to determine fault and liability and secure evidence to support your claim. We can build a strong case based on the evidence, negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and take your case to trial if necessary. Our goal is to deliver unparalleled service, let the compassion of our team members show through, and get you the compensation you deserve. 

Why Choose Our Firm to Represent You?

McCraw Law Group was named among the Best Law Firms for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. Founding attorney John L. McCraw is board-certified as a personal injury trial lawyer, a specialty achieved by only approximately 5% of attorneys in Texas. We have a proven process for obtaining better results faster, and no one will work harder for our clients. Contact us if your child has been injured because of someone else’s negligence. 


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