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Keeping your child safe inside the car

Posted on June 29, 2015 2:28 pm under Defective Child Care Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said more than 650 children were killed and no less than 148,000 were injured in car related accidents in the country in 2011. These staggering numbers were due in part to an adult occupant’s negligence in ensuring the safety of children passengers.

As an adult passenger, you should always keep in mind these safety tips when traveling with children:

  • Front seats are never for children
  • Use the appropriate car or booster seat – rear-facing car seats are for kids up to 2 years old, forward facing car seats are for kids up to 5 years old, and booster seats are for those 5 years old until the seatbelt fits properly
  • Never hold a child in your lap – you can’t protect your child from collision injuries by merely holding him or her; a sudden impact could increase your child’s weight up to 30 times his or her original mass, making him or her more prone to injuries

No matter how conscientious adult occupants are when it comes to the safety of their kids, injury risks still exist, especially if defective child car seats, seat boosters or seatbelts are used. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a defective car component in Madison, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.