Thursday, April 7, 2011

How to keep your child safe while driving

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe while riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes.
Below are some general guidelines that you should follow when choosing a safety seat for your child. It is important to choose the right seat to protect your child from injury in case of an accident.

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Correctly positioning a seat belt
When your child is old enough to wear lap and shoulder seat belts, it is important to know the correct way to wear one to prevent injury. A lap and shoulder seat belt fits correctly when:
·   The shoulder belt lies across the middle of the chest and shoulder, not the neck or throat.
·   The lap belt is across the upper thighs, not the stomach.

Make sure that your child does not put the seat belt behind their back or under their arm. This leaves their upper body unprotected and open for severe injury in an accident.

What to do if you’re in an accident
If you or your child was injured in a Michigan car accident, call The Thurswell Law Firm today to know your legal rights. You may be entitled to collect monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical and hospital bills, loss of income, and more. Call us toll-free 1.866.354.5544.

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