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Protect Your Child from the Dangers of a Texas Auto Collision

By Williams & Brown LLP on December 9, 2013

Waco auto accident attorneys, Laura Brown and Dale Williams, understand how traumatic a vehicle collision can be for both victims and their families.  When children are the victims of a traffic collision, the aftermath can be tragic.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 13. In many cases, a few precautionary measures can help dramatically reduce the risk of children suffering catastrophic injuries or death in auto collisions.

The following tips from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) may help parents and caregivers protect children in the car:

  • When safely restrained, the back seat is still the safest place for children to sit at any age.
  • Choose an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat for your child based on his or her age, weight, and height.
  • Update your child’s safety or booster seat once he or she has outgrown the old one.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly three out of four parents have not properly installed his or her child’s safety seat. Have a certified technician inspect your car seat to ensure that you know how to install and use the seat correctly. Find a local child car seat inspection station by visiting http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm
  • Lead by example and always wear your seat belt. As your child gets older, explain the importance of wearing a seat belt and using safety restraints.

Please do not hesitate to contact attorneys Laura Brown and Dale Williams if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident due to another party’s carelessness. There may be appropriate legal action that can protect your family’s rights and provide financial compensation to assist with your current and future losses. Call (888) 741-6200 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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