Accidents are the leading cause of death in children. According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control (CDC), in 2013 more than 127,000 kids under 12 were injured in car accidents in the United States. 638 children ages 12 and under were killed as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Of the children ages 12 years and younger who died in a crash in 2013, 38% were not buckled up. Many of these deaths likely could have been prevented.
The use of car seats reduces the risk of death by over 70 percent and booster seats for children ages 4-8 reduce the risk of serious injury by more than 45 percent, when combined with the use of seat belts.
Avallone Law, PA can help you determine whether or not you have grounds to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, or other damages caused by injuries to you or your child in an accident.