According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1,300 children under 14 years old are killed and more than 170,000 are injured in auto accidents each year. The CDC also reports that securing children in age-appropriate car seats can reduce children's risk of serious or fatal injuries by 50 percent. A CDC study indicated that 618,000 children were not secured in an age-appropriate car seat at least some of the time during a recent 12-month period.
Consulting a Jonesboro attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
Parents can take simple measures to ensure their children's safety in Georgia auto accidents. Children should be secured in age-appropriate car seats. Local police departments can assist in the installation of the child safety seats and restraints. Drivers should also avoid distractions including cell phones and GPS devices while driving. Vehicles should be regularly maintained and drivers should not be impaired while driving but especially when transporting children.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Jonesboro auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.