Most parents will do anything to protect their children from harm. Unfortunately, many children still die or sustain serious injuries in car accidents each year.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes kill more children than any other event. Children make up a significant percentage of the more than 40,000 traffic fatalities in the United States each year. With a bit of careful foresight, though, parents can avoid many of these serious injuries and fatalities.
If you or your child sustained serious injuries in a car accident, give Morris Bart, LLC a call. We can make sure that an experienced Mobile personal-injury lawyer investigates the circumstances surrounding your case to determine if you may have a valid claim.
If successful, you could even receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages or pain and suffering. To schedule an appointment with a qualified attorney, call us today at 1-888-996-7971.
Here are two important safety tips regarding vehicles that may save a child’s life:
- Pay Attention When Backing Out
Backover accidents kill and injure a significant number of children each year. These accidents generally happen when a car is reversing out of a driveway or parking lot and the driver does not see a child standing or playing behind the car.
It is important to educate your children about the dangers of playing around cars. If there are cars in the vicinity, make sure that you supervise your children closely and can see them at all times. It only takes one second for a car to reverse into a child while you are distracted.
Always check around and under your vehicle before you reverse out of a driveway or parking space if you believe there is a possibility a child will be behind you. Even if the surrounding area was empty when you got into the vehicle, make use of your mirrors and look over your shoulder while backing up to make sure a child does not run behind your car.
- Avoid Seatbelt Entanglement
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Seatbelts save thousands of lives across the United States each year, but many children sustain serious injuries or die in car crashes because they have entangled themselves in their seatbelt. If you child is big enough to sit in the seat with a regular seat belt, make sure that he or she knows how to behave and remains properly restrained at all times. Check on your children while driving when it is safe to do so to ensure that they are sitting in the correct manner without entangling themselves in the belts.
It may not be possible to avoid all car accidents, but following a few safety measures could prevent a tragedy. If you or a member of your family has sustained serious car crash injuries, call Mobile personal-injury attorney Morris Bart, LLC today at 1-888-996-7971. We can evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case to determine if you may have a valid claim.