Education Is Key To Preventing Childhood Fatalities In Car Accidents. We have made great strides in the field of automotive safety technology. It was not too long ago that seat belts were just an option. Despite significant advancements in safety, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 650 children killed in traffic related accidents. An additional 150,000 children were injured in automobile accidents during the same period of time.
Some injuries cannot be prevented. It is not practical to think that you can go through your entire life without being in a car accident (whether it is your fault or another drivers fault). What is important, and what must be stressed is protecting the individuals inside the car from significant and serious injuries.
Despite the advancement in technologies, studies have found that many children are failing to utilize many of the important safety tools at their disposal. Nearly half of the children fatally injured in car accidents were not wearing their seat belt at the time. A large percent were also involved in car accidents in which their parent or guardian had been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
It is on all of us, as responsible adults, to make sure that our own children and those around us are utilizing the safety precautions that have been developed over the past several decades. Additionally, we need to make sure that we are responsible enough to not put our children in a dangerous situation by drinking and driving – or texting and driving for that matter.
Education is key for protecting children from car accidents and injuries. Our lawyers are committed to helping educate our community to help avoid preventable car accidents. If you have been the victim of an accident because of a negligent or reckless driver, we are also committed to helping you and your family get the compensation that you need and deserve. If you think you may have a case, call our attorneys anytime for a free consultation to explore your legal options.