Providing and correctly installing an appropriate car seat for your child can mean the difference between life and death in an accident. As parents and Phoenix car accident attorneys, we know parents never want to think about the unthinkable but also want to do all we can to prevent injuries, especially to our children. Up until children are 8 years old, they should be in a booster seat in the car to properly align the seat belt against their body.
A car seat saved one toddler’s life in a Phoenix 5-car accident during mid-day on Sunday. The accident killed one woman, injured 4 other adults, and left the toddler severely injured (AZ Central 9/19/10). The cause of the crash is not yet known. The toddler and woman were in an SUV that had rolled over, sustaining so much damage that the authorities had a difficult time determining how many occupants there were. They found the child suspended upside-down in his car seat and had to cut him out from the bottom of the car. His car seat saved his life, preventing him from being thrown about or out of the vehicle. He is in critical condition. In another vehicle, a man was also seriously injured.
If you have a child who rides in a car or booster seat, you can have the seat inspected for free to ensure it is properly installed. Four out of five car seats are incorrectly installed, which renders them ineffective (City of Phoenix 2009). You can make a reservation for an inspection by calling 602-495-KIDS.
If you, your child, or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, as caring and experienced attorneys, we may be able to help. You can call us at Breyer Law for a free consultation at (602) 267-1280.