Knowing and using car seats properly could save a child’s life, but still many parents do not use car seats or use them incorrectly. That’s why Utah lawyers recommend always using a car seat or booster seat for your children under 4 feet 9 inches and making sure it is installed correctly.
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, there are more improper uses of child restraints among racial minorities. Utah lawyers recommend knowing the proper heights and weights for when a child should be in a rear facing car seat, forward facing car seat, or booster seat. Check your specific car seat instructions for weight and height limits. Even if there is no accident, failure to properly secure a child in a vehicle could lead to criminal charges or civil liability.
The study also found that fewer children are using car seats or booster seats as they get older. With motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of death for children over age 3, it is especially important for parents to take the time to properly restrain their children in their car seats or booster seats. If your child has been injured in a car accident, contact an attorney Utah parents can trust at Shumway Van & Hansen.
For more information about the improper use of child car seats, visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560428/Rates-of-improper-use-of-child-car-seats-10-fold-higher-among-ethnic-minority-children.html?pg=1. Or contact an attorney Utah can rely on at Shumway Van & Hansen, if you or your child have been in an accident and want to know if you have a good case.
Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information on receiving compensation for accident related injuries please continue to utilize www.shumwayvan.com, call us at (801) 478-8080, or stop by our offices in Salt Lake City which are located at 8 East Broadway, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. We look forward to hearing from you soon.