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Protecting children from unintentional injuries

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Attorney Ronald E. Johnson of Schachter & Hendy concentrates on legal issues surrounding children's injuries.

Many children are injured each year by accidents. USA Safe Kids is an organization dedicated to helping children and their families. According to their website, the children at the highest risk of injury are younger children, males, minorities, and poor children. They feel it's important to educate parents about how they can protect their children and reduce this significant risk of injury.

According to USA Safe Kids, children from low income families are twice as likely to die in a traffic accident, four times more likely to drown, and five times more likely to die as a result of a fire. Unfortunately, statistics show that death rates for children of low-income families are increasing, mostly from firearm and pedestrian injuries.  The USA Safe Kids website also says that Black and Native American children have disproportionate death and injury rates due to higher levels of poverty and lower levels of education, employment and income. 

USA Safe Kids also says that children in rural areas have a greater risk of unintentional injuries and death, from drowning, traffic accidents, firearms, fires, and agricultural injuries. Statistics also show that young male children are at a greater risk of injury because of risk-taking and rougher play than females.
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