DALLAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The suffering of children is unbearable to witness. When a child is injured as a result of a preventable accident, the pain of watching them suffer is compounded by accompanying frustration over knowing that what they are going through didn't have to be. Thousands of children are injured as a result of preventable accidents each year. What's worse, injury has remained the number one cause of childhood death for decades.
"Child injuries* are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children died from injuries in the US in 2009. The number of children dying from injury dropped nearly 30% over the last decade. However, injury is still the number 1 cause of death among children."
Recently, an 18 wheeler accident that caused a young child to be ejected from a vehicle made headlines.
18-wheeler Crashes Into SUV; 5-year-old Ejected From Vehicle
"A 5-year-old is in critical condition after authorities say he was ejected from a SUV during an early morning accident… A 2013 Mack 18-wheeler headed southbound struck a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer that was already overturned on its passenger side in the southbound lane."
For more information about 18 wheeler crashes, please visit http://www.wjtv.com/story/25391071/18-wheeler-crashes-into-suv-5-year-old-ejected-from-vehicle.
The accident and others like it leave parents and transportation safety advocates to question what more can be done to prevent such occurrences?
Say the Texas 18 wheeler accident lawyers of the Eberstein & Witherite law firm, one means of protecting children from 18 wheeler crashes is to ensure that truck drivers and trucking companies are held responsible for their misconduct. Safety guidelines are explicitly outlined regarding truck driver conduct while operating heavy commercial vehicles as well as keeping them maintained. When rules are broken, and accidents occur as a result, taking the proper legal action helps deter drivers and companies from making further mistakes as well as convinces others to adhere to the right standards.
The child truck accident injury lawyers of the Eberstein & Witherite firm can help parents and guardians whose children have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident get justice for their case. The firm's attorneys fight diligently for the rights of anyone who has been injured in a Texas truck accident, but are particularly sensitive to the legal needs of injured children who need the right advocacy for claims. Individuals can contact the firm at http://www.ewtruckwrecklaw.com any time to discuss getting help for an 18 wheeler accident involving a child.
Media Contact: Brian Eberstein, Eberstein & Witherite Truck Wreck Lawyers, 866-848-7908, BEberstein@ewlawyers.com
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