Four Tips To Keep Your Child Safer In The Car

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Driving is one of the most dangerous tasks people take on everyday. Although it is dangerous, there are plenty of ways to make it safer for yourself, your passengers, and the people you are sharing the road with. However, one of the most important things is keeping your kids safe when you are driving. After all, they are more defenseless than anybody, especially when they are small and still require car seats as an extra safety precaution. Here are four specific tips to make your child's car ride that much safer:

  1. Use the Correct Child Seat: Be sure that you read up on car seat laws in your area. Every state will have different laws, so it's important that you are savvy on each one. This way, you are strapping your child in correctly and buying the right car seat for them. If you are involved in an accident and your child is injured while not being strapped correctly or using the right seat, it's much more difficult to receive compensation for their injuries. 
  2. Always Have Water: Heat stroke in a vehicle is unfortunately very common because cars heat up quickly, which is why it's so important never to leave your child alone in the car. It's also important to bring along water so that your child does not become dehydrated while on the road, especially if you are making stops, such as at the gas station when your child will be in the car while it's parked. You also want to have water in the car in the possible event your child becomes trapped in the vehicle after an accident. 
  3. ​Never Leave the Key in the Ignition: If you are parking at the gas station or stopping by a friend's house to drop something off, or whatever the case may be, you should never leave your child in the car with the key still in the ignition. When this happens, there is a chance your vehicle could roll away, in which case, you are solely responsible for any injuries that occur to your child, even if another vehicle hits it. 
  4. ​Never Let Children Play in the Car: Finally, you should never let your child play in the car. Parked cars get hit all of the time, so this is especially important if your car is parked on the road. However, children can still become trapped in the vehicle, as well, especially if they are playing in the trunk, in which case it's difficult to hear them if they are shouting for help. 

When you consider these four tips, your child is much less likely to become involved in a dangerous situation involving the vehicle. If your child is injured, you should definitely hire a car accident attorney to help you receive compensation for those injuries.


24 July 2017

Car Accident Clues

It can be hard to know what to do to protect yourself legally in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. You’re liable to be disoriented or in shock, you may be injured, and you’re surely worried about your passenger or the other driver. At least, that’s how I felt. The thing is, the things you say and do in the immediate aftermath of an accident may affect a legal case later. Depending on who’s at fault and what the laws are in your state, you may want to sue the other driver for damages, or you may find yourself being sued. My blog is designed to give you tips for a car accident lawsuit, no matter which side you find yourself on.