The Importance of Using Car Seats Properly

Recently, a mom went back to work after her maternity leave, leaving dad at home with their baby. She asked to be sent frequent updates so she wouldn’t feel like she was missing out. Turned out her request would help save her baby from injury in a car accident! She noticed the straps were loose and chest clip was too low in a photo sent to her. She texted back to fix it. Minutes later the dad and baby were in a car accident. Luckily, dad had adjusted the straps and clip. The baby was safely buckled in his seat and unharmed in the accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents are a leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 13. Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts can and do save lives. Sadly, when a car seat is not installed correctly or being used properly, injuries can happen.

It is important for parents to learn how to choose the appropriate car seat, install it correctly, and use it properly in order to keep their children safe in the car.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident, call Personal Injury Attorney Chelsie M. Lamie at 727-501-3464 for a free consultation. You can also learn more about Attorney Lamie by visiting www.chelsielamie.com.

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