Search Site
FREE Case Evaluation 877-884-8579
A Simple Step to Prevent Children from Being Killed in Car Accidents

Across the country there have been numerous reports of children being unbuckled or in the wrong car seat. The discussion around “the right fit” for your child has gained national attention as children have been severely injured or even killed in car accidents because they were not properly harnessed. This week is National Passenger Safety Week which, among other things, brings even more attention to the number of children who are improperly restrained in a vehicle.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children. According to the CDC, 638 children (12 and younger) were killed in 2013 and over 127,000 were injured. It is crucial for parents and caregivers to provide their child with the proper car seat, booster seat or seat belt. Whether or not you are driving up the street or a long distance, it is imperative to place your children in the backseat with the proper restraint.

The statistics support both claims as 263 children (under the age of 4) were saved, by properly-sized car seats, in 2013. Car seats do reduce the risk of death by 71% (for infants) and 54% (for toddlers) ages 1 to 4. We may hear our parents or grandparents mention that they never had a car seat, but the statistics do not lie in the number of lives that have been saved. Between 1975 and 2013, over 10,000 children were saved in car accidents because they were in a car or booster seat.

The week of September 12 – 17, 2016, is National Child Passenger Safety Week and this is a perfect time to double-check your child’s car seat for their own safety. National Seat Check Saturday (September 17, 2016) is a time to have a child safety seat inspection performed. Thousands of local police officers and emergency responders will be at inspection stations to perform this quick and easy task for you. Local inspectors will be able to gather your child’s height, weight and age to determine what type of restraint your child should be in and whether or not it is rear/forward facing.  If you cannot find the time to have your vehicle inspected this weekend, fire stations all over Atlanta and throughout Georgia are excellent resources to help you properly install your car seat in your vehicle.

Taking this small step can make all the difference in the world; especially if an accident was to ever happen.  Please buckle-up and be safe.

For more information on this topic, contact Kaine Law.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Attorneys
Videos & Media

  • Meet Kaine Law

    Experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyer Evan Kaine understands the physical, financial and emotional impact an injury can have on you and the people you love. That is why at Kaine Law, LLC, we have dedicated our legal practice to assisting victims of injuries caused by the negligence of others

  • Top 5 Reasons Why
    Kaine Law is Right for You

  • Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer - Kaine Law, LLC

  • June is National Safety Month

    Personal Injury Attorney Talks Staying Safe

  • Georgia Motorcycle Laws

    New Rider's Guide

Awards & Affiliations
  • Best Places To WOrk
  • "I was involved in an auto-accident with a drunk driver and after several weeks of frustrating interactions with their insurance company, I decided to contact Evan Kaine. He was upfront and honest about how the process works and never made any promises or raised my expectations. Evan understood that my first priority was to take care of the medical expenses that I incurred and he completely delivered. Communication is essential and I spoke directly with him and was never pawned off to another person. Bottom line - Evan Kaine gives lawyers a good name." - M.T. Atlanta, GA

  • "Evan Kaine is a great attorney who kept me informed on all activity regarding my case. Always willing to go the extra mile to put me at ease. Very knowledgeable and thorough, always examining my case from every angle. I have recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so. Overall great legal service." - B.S. Roswell, GA

  • "My boyfriend Michael was hit by a drunk driver while he was driving my car. Even though I wasn't involved in the accident, Evan made every effort to make the process of getting my new car painless for me. He worked with my insurance company, kept in touch with me personally, and made me aware that he was working on my case around the clock. He also helped Michael get his medical bills paid ASAP. I would highly recommend Evan Kaine! " - B.D. Atlanta, GA

  • "I was in a minor car accident and wasn’t sure that I even had a case. I met with Evan and he explained the law in terms I could understand. I immediately hired him and Evan turned my questionable case into more than $50,000.00! Evan is upfront, honest and expects the same from his clients – and he doesn’t take half of your money! I highly recommend Attorney Evan Kaine." - G.S., Smyrna, Georgia

  • "To everyone LIKE ME who has had to deal with attorneys AND has that bad taste in their mouth because they have been taken advantage of because their lawyers are more interested in making money and not caring about YOU, well please allow me to introduce you to Evan Kaine. I was in a very tight position and Evan could not have been more professional, courteous or kind and, again, HONEST! Once more, as a person who has been through the trials and tribulations with lawyers, good, bad or indifferent, if you have an issue, PLEASE contact Evan and I mean this from the heart! " - R.K., Suwanee, Georgia and Palm Beach, Florida

Google Reviews

Contact us

Quick Contact Form