I help parents whose children were injured or killed in a traffic accident. This week our law firm was contacted by a parent whose child died in a car accident while strapped into a car seat. The parent suspected that the car seat was defective. Also this week, we were sent information on a child car seat safety campaign launched by the Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Child car seats prevent injury and death, but manufacturers have to do enough testing to make sure their car seats are safe and immediately recall car seats that are defective. Parents should be able to have absolute confidence that they are putting their children in car seats that will protect them from serious injury and death. My job as an attorney is to hold a manufacturer of a defective car seat accountable when a child is injured or killed because the car seat was poorly designed.
To be effective, car seats have to be used correctly. We want to support NHTSA in its mission to educate the public about this important issue.
Each day, an average of 2 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) are killed and 325 injured in a traffic accident. To reduce these rates of injury and death, the National has launched a child car seat safety campaign, the goal of which is to help parents understand the differences in child safety seats so that they can choose the right seat for their child and properly secure them in it. The campaign includes new public service announcements (PSAs) to promote car seat safety among parents of children up to age 12. “The Right Seat” effort aims to make sure all parents and caregivers are properly securing children ages 12 and under in the right car restraint (rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, seat belt) for their age and size.”
In addition to supporting these child safety efforts, our law firm is committed to making our roads safe for child passengers by holding drivers accountable. By winning large settlements and verdicts, we are sending a message to other drivers and insurance companies that distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and aggressive driving are unacceptable.
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Attorney Eric Hageman represents families in personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the United States. His experience includes litigation of cases involving product liability, wrongful death and serious accidents (traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, burns and amputation). To contact Eric for a free consultation, call 1-888-377-8900 or submit our free consultation form.