This retrospective study of PIA in child victims of RTA in Portugal considered outcomes in victims' real-life situations.Several significant differences between children and young- and middle-aged adults were observed.Children's cases presented better results in terms of the severity of body, functional and situational outcomes, and permanent damage parameters.The average time between the RTA and final PIA date and the consolidation time were longer for children because of the need to wait for the Children's next growth phase or final pubertal period (as applicable), which increased the time for PIA conclusion.There were several difficulties in the medical-legal evaluation of children's cases, which was a complex process because the trauma affected them in their growth phase.

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