Car accidents are the leading cause of death to children. Statistics show that over 600 children are killed every year in car accidents. Nearly 180,000 children were injured in car accidents. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that even though there has been an overall reduction in child deaths from car accident, we still have alot of room for improvement.
Properly installed and properly use child car seats can prevent many of these deaths and injuries.
Studies show that 96% of parents truly believe that their child’s car seat has been properly installed and is being properly used. Yet, studies show that nearly 1/3d of car seat usages were not proper.
Properly installed child car seats can reduce the risk of death by 71% for infants and 54% for children, according to one study.
The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have successfully handled cases involving child deaths due to car accidents and other motor vheicle collisions.
Putting your baby to sleep in a car seat can be a deadly mistake