Young children are prone to experiencing slip, trip, and fall accidents. We look at a frequent result of those events: children’s head injuries.

“Mommy, My Head Hurts”: Childhood Head Injuries and Slip and Fall Accidents


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9/24/2014
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You enjoy taking your child to amusement parks and activity centers so that he can burn off some energy and so that you can have fun together. SkyMania Trampolines, Family Fun Center, and Skykart Indoor Racing Center are a few of your favorites. The last time you went together, however, your child slipped on a wet floor and fell. Upon landing, he hit the back of his head.

You rushed him to the emergency room and discovered he had a concussion. The ER doctor on duty told you that head injuries among children are quite common after slip and fall accidents, but he promised you your son would be okay. Sure enough, a week later your child seems to have recovered completely.

It could have been much, much worse.

A Look at the Alarming Facts

Location, conditions, and coordination are just a few of the reasons why children so commonly fall. Unfortunately, many of these falls result in injuries that can affect the victims for the rest of their lives.

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children age four and under and adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 are most at risk for head injury, besides the elderly.
  • Almost half a million visits are made to the emergency room each year for head injuries that are classified as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children age 14 and younger.
  • Falls are the leading cause of TBI in the United States and as much as 50 percent of all TBI cases in children younger than 14 are caused by slip and fall accidents.

What You Can Do

If your child’s head injury was caused by negligence, you may be able to receive compensation. The manager of the facility in which your child suffered his injury has a responsibility to keep conditions safe. Since your child suffered a head injury because of carelessness, you may have a claim.

The attorneys of the Andrew Kim Law Firm want to speak with you about your situation. Contact us today through our website or by giving us a call.



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