There is nothing more traumatizing than seeing your child hurt in an accident. That is why parents will do anything they can to keep their children safe. Yet, even though parents will take all types of safety measures inside their home or when they are out with their children. Quite often, they seem to forget that proper motor vehicle safety is also critical.
Fortunately, in this blog, we want to help you take care of these safety protocols. Specifically, discussing why car safety is so vital, the steps you can take to ensure your child stays safe in a vehicle, and if an accident occurs, how an experienced personal injury attorney can get you the legal help you need.
According to research done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents remain the leading cause of child death. Research shows that:
What makes motor vehicle accidents so dangerous is they can cause a devastating injury to virtually any part of the body. However, some of the most common injuries that can result from an automobile accident include the following:
Sometimes no matter how many precautions you take, there is no way to prevent a motor vehicle crash. However, this does not mean you cannot take actions to help reduce the risk of your child suffering significant harm if they are involved in an automobile crash.
Children restraints are the most successful way to prevent serious harm or death. Yet, when it comes to understanding how to properly buckle up your child in the car seat or a booster seat, the process may be somewhat confusing. However, the CDC makes it easy to understand the different stages.
Proper seat belt fit usually happens when the child is about 4 feet and 9 inches tall and about 9 to 12 years old. However, seat belt fits can vary depending on the vehicle, so it is essential to check the fit before transitioning a child over.
If your child was injured in a car accident, the situation can be overwhelming and horrifying. However, you do not have to go through this traumatic ordeal alone. When you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer to take on your case, these attorneys can quickly get to work, investigating the accident, gathering critical evidence needed to show fault, and going after maximum damages on your child’s behalf.
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