Car Seats and Your Child’s Safety
While no one expects to be involved in a car accident, the truth is that these occurrences are very common. Whether it is a minor “fender bender” or a serious collision, the chances are that everyone who drives will be involved in an accident of some sort. Unfortunately, some of these accidents will happen to cars with child passengers.
It is important to practice safe habits when driving with your children. If you or your children have been involved in an accident caused by another party’s carelessness, contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
One of the first safety precautions you should take is installing a car seat for your child. There are three main kinds of car seats, each of which is appropriate for children of different ages.
The rear-facing car seat, as the name implies, seats your child so that he or she faces the back of the car rather than the front. Since these seats are more enclosing, they are ideal for your children when they are infants.
The front-facing car seat is much like the rear-facing car seat except for that it seats your child so that he or she faces the front of the car. This seat is ideal for toddlers, who may be too large for a rear-facing seat but still need the protection of a car seat.
When your child gets a bit larger, usually between the ages of 4 and 8, you will want to switch to a booster seat. This type of seat should be used until your child is large enough to wear a seat belt, which is usually around age 8.
Each of these seats should be installed in the back seat of your vehicle, as front seats tend to have airbags, which may seriously injure your children.
While you should always use the correct car seat for your child, doing so will not ensure your child’s safety in the event of an accident. If you or your children have been injured in a collision caused by a reckless driver, the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you. Call us at 800-242-2874 for more information.