10/04/2013 // 1-800-Car-Wreck // 1-800-Car-Wreck // (press release)
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that a significant percentage of child car and booster seats are used incorrectly, which greatly increases a child’s risk of becoming injured if they become involved in a crash. However, many parents are unaware of the common mistakes made that contribute to the improper installation of child restraint systems in vehicles. The Dallas car wreck attorneys of 1-800-Car-Wreck have outlined four common errors made that should be avoided when installing car seats to help ensure safer travel for their little ones.
~Not checking to see if the seat is too loose – Many car seats are left too loose, which poses a serious risk to children for head and face injuries if a crash occurs. One can check to see if a seat is too loose by grabbing it where a seat belt is placed through and test whether it is movable. It is not snug enough if it moves more than one inch to either side.
~Not facing the child at the right angle – Kids under the age of two should be positioned facing the rear. Turning them around at too early of an age or at the wrong angle can cause them to become seriously injured if a collision occurs.
~Not making sure the harness is tightly buckled and void of slack – Leaving a harness too loose can lead to a child slipping out of it too easily. Even in the event of a minor accident, a child can sustain serious injuries if unprotected in this way.
The attorneys of 1-800-Car-Wreck are available for those who have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of others. Individuals may contact the law firm of Eberstein & Witherite today for more information on how to obtain a free case evaluation or assessment of one’s legal options after an accident.
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