Three out of four car seats are used incorrectly, and the consequences can be deadly. According to safercar.gov vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children between 1 and 13 years old. A Utah accident attorney says you should check your car seat today to make sure you are using it correctly.
Make sure you have a right car seat for your child based on age, weight, and height, so you can keep your child safe. Car seats saved the lives of about 9,600 children age four and younger between 1975 and 2010.
As some basic reminders:
You should use a car seat for every trip, even just down the street
You should always follow the manufacturer’s directions for installing the car seat
You should make sure the car seat is compatible with your car by checking the vehicle’s instruction guide
You should keep kids in the back seat until they reach at least age 12
However, despite parents’ best efforts to protect their children, sometimes the unthinkable happens and your child suffers injuries in a car accident. If your child has been injured, contact an accident attorney Utah parents can trust to provide guidance to achieve the best outcome for you and your child and to help get the compensation you deserve.
Each Utah accident attorney at the law firm of Shumway Van & Hansen provides consultations free of charge and they are willing to come to you if that is more convenient for your situation. For more information please continue to utilize www.shumwayvan.com, call us at (801) 478-8080, or stop by our Salt Lake City offices which are located at 8 East Broadway, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.