By Joe Messa
Personal injury attorneys know that one of the biggest challenges for parents is preventing injuries to their children while they are travelling in a car. That is why the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates are happy to report that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a new website to help parents in making the critical decision of which car seat to choose in order to help prevent an injury to their children.
The website explains child-safety-seat guidelines according to the most up-to-date regulation detailing when the best time is to advance children from a rear-facing to a forward-facing car seat, based on their age. It also gives additional information on moving a child to a booster seat and finally when to transition out of a booster seat into just a seat belt in the backseat of the car.
The NHTSA is responsible for regulating child-safety seats. The agency’s new website seeks to assist parents selecting and installing car seats. It also includes information on finding a child safety seat inspection location and other safety tips to help prevent injuries to children.
It is important that infants and small children are restrained in automobiles since they can be seriously injured in car crashes. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in kids ages four to eight-years-old. In addition, unrestrained children are at increased risk of ejection or being struck by an airbag in the event of an accident. Children injured by car crashes often suffered serious, catastrophic injuries including traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, burn injuries, back and neck injuries, amputations, fractured bones, internal injuries, or death.
The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving motor vehicle accidents causing injuries to children. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If your child has suffered an injury as a result of a car crash, bus accident, truck accident, other motor vehicle accident or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More