Of the children who were killed due to failure to use a seatbelt or car seat, the highest percentage was among children in larger vehicles such as SUVs. It appears that parents assume that larger vehicles are safer, and may become less concerned about ensuring that their children are secured. As the statistics show, this assumption is incorrect and has deadly consequences.
As always, the best way to deal with a car accident or injury is to play it smart and take every precaution to protect yourself in the first place. However, when car accidents inevitably occur, you may find yourself or your child injured. Whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, you may have a claim for your injuries. If you or your child have been injured, be sure to contact us right away for a completely free consultation.