You never know when you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident. If this happens, there is nothing more important than the safety and health of you and your passengers. For some, this could include a child riding in the backseat.
Finding and installing the right car seat is important. While most parents understand this, some continue to look the other way.
Note: there are parents who think they are doing the right thing, but in all actuality they have made some type of mistake. This could include installing the wrong seat or an improper installation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does its best to help parents find and install the right car seat. This may sound simple, but there is more to the process than buying a seat, installing it however you best see fit, and moving on.
You need to consider the following:
- The many types of car seats.
- The type of car seat that is best for your child, based on age and size.
- The installation process.
For example, you don’t want an infant sitting in a booster seat. This doesn’t make any sense, and it can prove fatal in the event of an accident.
Also, you need to realize that car seats are recalled from time to time. Some of these recalls are serious, as they can lead to injury or even death. If you find that your car seat has been recalled, it is time to take immediate action.
Finding and installing the right car seat can be challenging. Even so, this is anything but impossible. The right approach and a little bit of patience can go a long way.
If you or a child has been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, it is important contact us to learn more about your legal rights.