Whether you are a first time parent or a parent of three children, it is always a good idea to get every car seat you own inspected by safety professionals. All car seats are a little bit different from each other and have different installation instructions. Plus, not every car seat fits correctly into every vehicle — causing car seats to sit crooked or not be tethered correctly. Although many car seats would fit nicely into most vehicles, they might not be installed correctly. This is why it is important that car seats are inspected.
Because car accidents are still the number one killer of young children, it is critical that children are in the right cars seats and that the car seats are installed properly in a car. Shockingly, about seven out of ten car seats are installed incorrectly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In order to combat this problem, families are urged to take advantage of getting their car seats inspected during National Seat Check Saturday, this Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Many locations participating in this event have certified child passenger safety technicians on hand who will inspect the car seat installed in your vehicle. Not only will they do this for free, but they will teach you how to install the car seat properly so that you can make sure your child is safe and secure every time you are on the road.
If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver who frequently or occasionally transports children, we urge you to attend your local car seat check this Saturday. It will give you the confidence you need to know that you are doing everything you can to keep your children safe when they are riding in the back seat of your car. You can find an inspection event in your area by visiting http://www.safercar.gov/cpsApp/cps/index.htm.
Even if have done everything correctly and your child was in the correct seat and it was installed correctly, your child may still suffer injuries in a crash. If your car accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should work with an injury attorney in Florida to collect the maximum compensation possible so that your child will get the best medical care possible. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free consultation at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 today.