Attorneys Dale Williams and Laura
Brown

are Board Certified Specialists.

Only 10% of Texas Attorneys are
Recognized as Specialists

blog home Auto Accidents Rear-Facing Car Seats for Infants and Toddlers: Why They Matter

Rear-Facing Car Seats for Infants and Toddlers: Why They Matter

By Williams & Brown LLP on September 8, 2014

Most new Texas parents have heard that a rear-facing car seat is the safest option for small children, and many have purchased rear-facing car seats specifically so their child can ride safely in their vehicle.  But why are rear-facing car seats the best option – and what is the best way to use them to protect a child’s safety in a car accident?

With help from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), your experienced Texas car accident attorneys can explain:

  • The rear-facing seat protects the child’s head, neck, and spine in a crash.  During a crash, the momentum of the moving vehicle throws everyone and everything forward.  A rear-facing seat “catches” the child’s delicate head, neck, and spine, protecting them from impacts and reducing the risk of long-term brain and spinal cord injuries.
  • Rear-facing seats must be placed in the back seat.  They cannot be used in any seat with an air bag.  The back seat is the safest place for any child in a car, since it is better protected from the glass of the windshield and from the dashboard.  A rear-facing seat, placed correctly, also guarantees that a child won’t accidentally be injured by an air bag not designed to accommodate their small bodies.
  • They’re convenient – so there is no excuse not to use one.  Smaller, infant-only rear-facing seats are lightweight and portable, making it easy to transport even a sleeping baby once you arrive at your destination.  Larger rear-facing seats are often designed to grow with your child, converting to front-facing seats and eventually to booster seats as the child grows.

If you believe your child has been injured in a traffic accident due to a defective child car seat, please contact Williams & Brown LLP as soon as possible for high-quality legal assistance.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Auto Accidents

Call our Texas Personal Injury Attorneys Today.
Toll Free (888) 741-6200 Local (254) 741-6200

Video

Leveling the Playing Field (0:50) See All Videos

Client Reviews

They really cared about me!

“They went the extra mile, trying every avenue they could to work on my case. They were very understanding.”

- Jane Gates, Moody

  See More Reviews

Contact Us

Williams & Brown LLP
Bridgeview Center, 2nd Floor, 7901 Fish Pond Road, Waco, Texas 76710 Map / Directions
(888) 741-6200 Toll Free • (254) 741-6200 Local • (254) 741-6300 Fax • Email: brown@trialfirm.com


Texas Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer: The personal injury, car accident, birth injury, truck wreck, medical malpractice, and wrongful death information presented on this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results portrayed here were dependent on the facts of a particular legal matter and results vary from case to case. Please contact a Texas personal injury lawyer or Dallas injury attorney at Williams & Brown LLP for a consultation on your particular case.

Copyright © 1997 - 2017 Williams & Brown LLP. All Rights Reserved.

Website Design and Legal Internet Marketing by SLS ConsultingSLS Consulting