Car Seat Installation
Driving a car is a necessary for reliable transportation in most American cities. Although most people are aware of the dangers and risks of driving, many do not take precautionary measures to prevent serious injury or death. Wearing seatbelts and properly installing car seats are two very effective ways of protecting your family in the event of an accident.
If your child has been injured in a car accident because they were not properly “buckled in” while they were in the care of another person, they may be liable for damages. Contact the Cincinnati car accident attorneys of Stepleton Dugan, LLC to discuss your legal options. Call 513-321-7733 to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Properly Installing Car Seats
When strapping in a young child, it is important that you follow the directions for properly installing their car seat. Incorrect installation may compromise their safety in the event of an accident. In fact, according to statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSC), correctly installed car seats can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71%.
Types of Car Seats
There are two types of car seats available. The most common is the kind that uses a seatbelt to secure the seat. While this method is compatible with all cars, it is also easy to take short cuts that do not adequately secure the seat.
Another option for car seat installation is the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. While not all cars are compatible, most dealerships will install the necessary accommodations for free. The LATCH system uses tethers that directly connect at the top and on either side of the car seat for safe, quick, and easy installation.
If your child was in the care of someone else who failed to install their car seat properly, and your child suffered an injury, contact the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers of Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 today.