Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries during childhood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that many of the incidents that take place could be prevented, including injuries that result from the improper use of car seats. To help prevent injuries, the CDC recommends using the appropriate car seat for your child based on age, weight and height. No matter how short a trip is, make sure your child is always restrained properly. Many accidents happen close to home.
Another good way to keep your kids safe in a crash is to put them in a seat that is away from airbags. The middle seat in the back is the safest place in the vehicle, especially when using a rear-facing car seat. Children who are 5 or older should be using a booster seat until they’re big enough to sit in a seat with a belt that fits across their laps and shoulders appropriately.
If you’re not sure how to install a car seat or booster seat, certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will help you install one correctly.
Your child is the most important person in your life, and you want to make sure you do everything in your power to keep him or her safe. Taking the time to use a safety seat can help prevent serious or fatal injuries in a crash. Our site has more information on serious collisions and what you should do if you and your family members become victims. With support, you can get the compensation and financial support you need while you recover.