Keeping Kids Safe Around Cars
We all know you don’t have to turn your back for very long for children to find themselves in some kind of mischievous behavior. Kids have an uncanny ability to somehow enter places that they have no good reason to be in. Many times, this leads to, at worst, a funny story that can later be recounted at family gatherings with no permanent damage. For example, Local 10 News asserted in a recent news article that a 5-year-old little boy was recently stopped by a state trooper while driving on a highway in Utah. The child, who was sitting on the edge of his seat to reach the brake pedal, was reportedly attempting to drive to California to see his sister when he caught the attention of the trooper because he was swerving so badly the trooper assumed the driver needed medical help. The little boy also told the trooper that he planned to purchase his dream car – a Lamborghini – with his whopping fortune of $3, a heart-warming sentiment that led to a local Lamborghini owner giving him a ride after he and the vehicle were safely returned to his parents.
However, in other situations the implications can be much more severe.
The Dangers of Kids and Cars
Unfortunately, the fact that kids are so small makes them especially vulnerable to risks that we all face every day such as the impact of a car accident. Car accidents are one of the most prominent causes of death for children in this country with statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that almost 700 children were fatally injured in 2017. It is important that anyone who has kids around understands that tragedies can happen in the blink of an eye and don’t just include car accidents. In addition, parents and caregivers should be cognizant of avoiding:
- Driveway backover accidents
- Hot car deaths
- Collisions at bus stops
If a child is involved in any kind of accident and your child is injured, it is important to seek both medical and legal help immediately.
We Support You
Unfortunately, all of the safety tips in the world cannot prevent every accident and sometimes that means that we have to watch the children we love suffer from injuries they obtain in a car accident. Anyone who suspects that their loved one’s tragic injury or death was due to someone else’s negligence should arrange a consultation with a local personal injury attorney to review the facts of their case and to explore any legal actions that may be available. It is imperative that you find a legal team you can depend on to help you advocate for your child’s rights and hold the responsible parties accountable. As the Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm, we offer the experience and assistance you can rely on. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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