Last month a van hit a pick up truck from behind and then rolled causing severe head injuries to the driver and minor injuries to the two people in the truck. However, there was also a one-year-old girl in the van who was not seriously injured because she was in a car seat that had been installed correctly.
Rollover accidents cause some of the most severe injuries and this baby girl avoided all of that thanks to a parent who took the time and effort to make sure she was as safe as possible when riding in the car.
According to the Glendale Fire Department, speed and inattention may have been factors in the accident. Unfortunately, we may never be able to completely focus all of our attention on one thing, there are just too many distractions in daily life. However, we can always take preventative measures, like purchasing car seats for our young children that are appropriate for their height and weight and installing them correctly.
Every personal injury attorney in the valley including myself will tell you how important it is for everyone in an automobile to be properly restrained. I have seen too many peoples live changed drastically from injuries that may have been avoided had they been wearing a seatbelt.
For information about what type of car seat is right for your child, car seat ratings, inspection stations and more you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/.
For information about what to do if you have been injured in an accident such as this one visit our website at http://www.zacharlawfirm.com/ or e-mail me directly.