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Vehicular Accidents Involving Children

Two women were recently killed and a child was hospitalized after a high speed accident that occurred on a Detroit freeway. One vehicle was traveling on the freeway when it struck a viaduct and collided with a light pole. The motor vehicle was traveling so fast at the time of the collision that the light pole broke in half. While the driver was ejected from the vehicle and died due to the collision, an adult passenger and a child were trapped inside of the vehicle. The area was subsequently closed so that an investigation of how the accident occurred could be conducted. Each year, a large number of children are harmed in motor vehicle accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each hour there are approximately 150 children below the age of 19 who are treated in emergency departments for injuries that are caused due to motor vehicle accidents with the vehicular accidents involving children.

 

Select the Appropriate Type of Car Seat

It is important to follow proper car seat protocol to avoid the risk of children becoming injured during an accident. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that the following age groups receiving the following types of car seats:

  • Birth to 2 years old should have a rear-facing car seat.
  • Age 2 to age 5 should have a forward-facing car seat.
  • Age 5 until a seat belt fits properly should wear a booster seat.
  • Once a seat belt fits properly, a child should just wear a seat belt.

 

Advice to Help Children Avoid Car Accidents

In addition to selecting an appropriate car seat, some of the other cautionary measures that can be used to make sure that a child is not involved in a car accident include:

  • If the child is old enough to wear a seat belt, make sure that the child is always buckled up while riding in the car.
  • During winter months, rather than make the child wear extra layers of clothes, which can make it difficult to buckle their seat belt, it is instead a better idea to give the child a blanket over the seat belt to keep warm.
  • The Centers for Disease Control recommend that children should ride in the back of a vehicle because placing the child in a seat where they could be struck by an airbag can cause serious injuries and even fatalities.
  • Avoid leaving your child in the car when parked because the temperatures in locked cars can increase significantly in a short amount of time which can make conditions deadly for your child.
  • Washing harnesses and straps in a car can result in this protection becoming damaged. Instead of trying to clean these things, they should be replaced.

 

Contact a Michigan Car Accident Attorney

If your child was injured or killed in a car accident, it is common to be faced with a variety of obstacles including large medical bills, lost wages, and emotional suffering. To obtain the compensation that you deserve, it is a wise idea to speak with a knowledgeable Michigan car accident attorney at Jay Trucks & Associates, PC who can fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact our law office today for assistance.

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