In case you ever needed another reason to make sure that your children are properly secure in their carseats, look no further than this article. A PA mother posted a picture on social media that showed the wreckage of her car after an accident next to a picture of her children's intact car seats. To take a look at the picture and read more about the article, please click here.
It is very important to remember that all babies and toddlers should be strapped into appropriate and properly installed car seats. Older children should also use a booster seat. Obviously, make sure that all children (and all passengers in general) are wearing their seat belts. It's also important to keep younger children away from airbags, which could do more harm than good in a crash. You as a driver also need to do your part to drive safely and defensively. Children should know that when you're driving, you will not be able to turn around to help them, check on them, give them food, etc. Your focus needs to be on the road to keep your car, and other vehicles, on the road safe!
However, despite our best efforts, sometimes an accident is unavoidable. If an accident does occur, it's important to know that Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state. Comparative negligence simply means that if your negligence contributed to the accident, your damages will then be reduced by the amount of your negligence. So please take every precaution to decrease the chances of contributing to an accident, and properly prepare your vehicle, your family, and yourself for the conditions ahead. If you are injured in a vehicle accident, please allow Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr to review your claim by calling our Altoona, PA law firm at 814-946-4100.