Car accidents can cause injuries to anyone – adults and children. Whenever there are children in the car with an adult, you will think that the children are in the presence of an adult or someone who is related to them. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Sometimes a babysitter or family friend can be the caregiver of children why the parents are away. If you leave your children in the car of anyone and you think that your children will need to be transported somewhere, you have to make sure they will have the proper car seats or booster seats.
Children of a certain age are required to be restrained in the proper seats while riding in a vehicle. This is highly important because one of the leading causes of childhood deaths is car accidents. Children can also suffer life-threatening and life-long injuries that will have a huge impact on the quality of life they will live.
Many vehicles are not designed with the safety of children in mind; the vehicles are designed around the safety of an adult. The air bags and seat belts in a vehicle are made to restrain an adult in the event of an accident. A seat belt is made to properly and effectively fit an adult. There is no guarantee that your child will be properly restrained in a seat belt.
This is why it is so important for your family to have the proper childcare restraints that are required for the ages of your children. The restraints need to be properly installed so your children can be better protected from the impact of a crash. If anyone fails properly restrain a child, the adult can be held liable for a child’s injuries.
As a parent, you are always thinking about what you can do to protect your child. Your child’s life is one of most precious things that you have. If your child has suffered injuries after being involved in a car accident and you would like a consultation, do not hesitate to contact a Colorado Springs accident lawyer. If you need our assistance, contact us today.