Children suffer head injuries at an alarming rate. It has been estimated that 100,000 U.S. children are hospitalized each year due to head trauma. Many medical experts feel that children are especially prone to suffering permanent brain damage, since their skulls are not as strong as adults’.
It can take years to realize the full effect of a child brain injury. The functions of the frontal lobe do not develop until a child is older, so if this area of the brain is damaged, the signs may not manifest until later. The frontal lobe functions involve social skills.
Since there is little history for the doctors to go on, when a child suffers a brain injury, it can be challenging to determine the extent of damage. When an adult sustains a brain injury, the doctor will be able to review academic records, employment history and other information that would indicate skills and intelligence. This data is not available for a child.
If your child has sustained a serious brain injury resulting from a Kentucky truck accident, contact an experienced Louisville truck accident lawyer at Gray and White Law today at (502) 637-6000 or (800) 637-6033.
For more information on this topic, read the article, A Truck Accident Can Cause a Child Brain Injury.