Car Accident Attorney
The National Highway traffic safety administration has reported that nearly 200,000 children have been injured in car crashes every year since 2018. This means that more than 500 children are being injured in a car accident per day: how do you stop this? With the proper use of car seats in the proper installation of car seats, car accident injuries in children can be avoided.
In 2021 the American automobile Association and the national will save you counsel have shared research about how informed United States caregivers and parents are about car seat use and installation. More than half of all car seats that are brought in for inspection are installed and used properly; however only one in five parents or caregivers seeks expert assistance and installing and securing their children in their car seat.
A car seat could be all that stands between your child and an injury. If you are injured in a car accident with your family, you should reach out to a car accident attorney, such as the ones available at the Yearin Law Office. A car accident attorney in Scottsdale, AZ will be able to help you with your personal injury claim and ensure that your families pain-and-suffering is compensated appropriately.
According to the national digital car seat check form database, the three most common mistakes when installing a car seat in a car are:
- To install it is too loose. This means that the car seat is not appropriately attached to the car and can move and shift around.
- Failing to use the tether when installing a forward facing car seat; this means that the car seat is not fully secured because the tether is meant to keep it secured against the back of the car seat so that the front facing seat does not hit the chair in front of it.
- Or leaving harness straps to loose when securing a child in the seat.
It is also known that children are often moved into the higher age group car seats before it is safe to do so for that child. Research has shown that more than ¼ of children who are moved forward facing seats to booster seats are moved too soon, and over 90% of all children that are using lap and shoulder seat belts under the age of 10 still require a car seat and booster seat and are not using those appropriately.
As children grow their parents and caregivers are not likely to seek car seat inspections, this means that child’s passenger safety technicians are only inspecting rear-facing car seats instead of inspecting all car seats. This means that people who are using front facing car seats may not know if they are in valid correctly and they’re not seeking the help that they may need to install them correctly.
You should always ensure that your car seat is installed correctly, especially if you’re already taking your car in for inspection. This can help you avoid car accident injuries to your children. However in the event that you are your children sustain car accident injuries reach out to a car accident attorney for help.