By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Parents typically use their best efforts to have a child placed in a booster seat or child seat that fits the child size and age. Safety precautions that are followed can make a big difference when there is an automobile accident. Unfortunately, many children are transported in vehicles without proper safety precautions or seats. Whether the seats are forgotten or just not utilized, there are a great many children travelling on roads throughout the United States without proper child seats or child safety restraints. While it may be inconvenient or time consuming to transfer seats, all reasonable efforts should be taken by parents and those transporting children to make sure that the child is placed in appropriate child safety seats.
When a child is injured as a result of an automobile accident, it is often times helpful for a parent to consult with a child injury lawyer about the respective rights of the injured child. While car seats can help reduce the seriousness of an injury, the failure to utilize a car safety seat or booster seat does not by itself prevent a parent from seeking damages against the at fault driver for the injuries sustained by a child in an automobile accident.
Researchers at the University of Michigan reported a study involving issues related to carpooling and the use of booster seats for children ages 4 to 8. The study indicated that many drivers including parents of their own children failed to use available booster seats when carpooling or transporting multiple children. See Children in Carpools Often Go Without Booster Seats.
A Child Injury Lawyer can assist the parents of a injured child with the various issues that are involved in a claim or case for a child injury victim when there is an automobile accident, trucking accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, or other injury caused by the negligence or fault of another person or business.