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Federal Study - One-Third of Fatal Child Injuries Are Preventable

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According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), there were 23,640 fatalities on Georgia's highways between 1994 and 2008. The most urban area, Fulton County, had 124 deaths. Clayton County highways were ranked third in the greatest number of fatalities with 48. Georgia ranked in the top 20 states for highway fatalities.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Clayton County you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.

According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one-third of child deaths in auto accidents are preventable if child safety seats were used correctly. Additionally, nearly three-fourths of child passengers are not restrained properly.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 650 children age 12 and younger were killed in auto accidents in 2011. Over 148,000 others were injured in such accidents. The CDC also reports that over 618,000 children ages 12 and younger ride in vehicles without using a child safety seat, a booster seat or a seat belt. Infant car seats reduce the risk of death by 71 percent and cuts the risk of death for children over 1 year old by 45 to 54 percent, according to the CDC.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.

Category: Auto Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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