Head Injuries During Stroller And Child Carrier Use

Concussions and other types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have been discussed extensively on this site, due to the serious short- and long-term impact such head injuries can have on one’s health.  Many accident injuries, as well as sports injuries, that have led to head injuries have been discussed on this site, and these posts are generally found in the “head injuries” category.  Often, these head injuries, depending on their severity, can generate very high levels of medical bills and other expenses.  In cases where another party’s negligence has caused the person’s injuries, injury compensation is often pursued through a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party.

Recently, there has been new research that indicates that the incidence of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in infants and children is significant in stroller and child carrier accidents and mishaps.

The new research is discussed in a variety of sources, including the August 17, 2016 New York Times article titled “More Head Injuries Reported for Babies in Stroller Accidents” as well as the August 17 CBS News article titled “Parents:  2 children get hurt every hour in strollers, baby carriers.”

An excerpt from the New York Times article:

The analysis found that in 1990, fewer than one in five accidents in strollers or baby carriers resulted in traumatic brain injuries or concussions. But by 2010, 42 percent of children in stroller accidents and 53 percent of babies in carrier accidents who were treated in emergency rooms were found to have suffered a brain injury or concussion, according to the report published Wednesdayin the journal Academic Pediatrics.

The higher rates of brain injury in recent years do not necessarily mean that strollers and baby carriers have become more dangerous, the researchers said. Instead, it may be that doctors and other health care providers have become more aware of traumatic brain injury and concussion, said Kristin J. Roberts, the study’s co-author and a research associate in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The article also explains why these injury statistics are likely understated, and provides tips as to how to avoid head injuries and other harm that can occur during stroller and child carrier use.


Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

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Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

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