People don't realize that the right kind of seat changes as your child grows, and children should be kept in them as long as possible.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Many parents' biggest fear is a car accident. While a collision on the road always poses the risk of serious injury, the threat becomes more frightening with a child on board. But many parents aren't aware of the roll that their child's car seat plays in safety, a fact that accident attorney Gary Iscoe says could lead to a greater risk of injury.
Iscoe, who focuses his practice on helping the victims of car accidents, has spoken to hundreds of victims and their families. Often, his tips cover the fact that how badly a small child is hurt in a car accident is whether they were properly fastened into a car seat, and what kind of seat it was.
“People don't realize that the right kind of seat changes as your child grows, and children should be kept in them as long as possible,” Iscoe said. “The major risk to a child in a car accident is that their bodies don't fully fit the seat, or thus the seat belts. So even children as old as 12 should be in a safety seat.”
Iscoe recommends parents make use of SaferCar.gov, which offers step-by-step safety guides by age group. The site emphasizes using a rear-facing child seat for as long as possible, and not letting children sit up front until they're fully grown. The back seat is considered safer because there is less chance of a child being thrown through the windshield.
“I've seen too many parents with regrets,” Iscoe said. “No one can predict accidents, but you can make sure your family is as safe as possible.”
About Gary Iscoe:
Gary T. Iscoe has is a co-founder of injury law firm Steinger, Iscoe and Greene. 20 years of experience handling accidents and injuries. He started his legal career working for insurance companies and quickly decided he’d rather stand up for victims. He can be contacted at:
Steinger, Iscoe and Greene
2333 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134