Stroble Urges Parents to Check Child Seats

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Incorrectly installed seats can lead to child and infant fatalities.

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The Great Start Collaborative of Monroe County held a child seat safety check last weekend, giving away car seats and showing parents how to use them. Accident attorney Tom Stroble says that parents who missed the event can still take the time to check over their seats – and doing so could save lives.

Saturday saw dozens of families arrive at the seat check, where there were hot dogs, face painting and child safety education, according to Monroe News (09.12.2013). But the center of attention was on safety seat how-to's, with volunteers on hand to look over the seats in families' cars.

Stroble, founder of Stroble Law, says that many parents install seats wrong, most never realizing it unless something goes horribly wrong.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children under the age of eight years old,” Stroble said. “At Stroble Law we work closely with many families who have lost children to car accidents. It's something that can never be undone.”

Seat installation can be confusing because there are so many different types of seats available, Stroble says, and seats are often different depending on age group.

“There are infant, toddler and child seats available and some actually should have the child facing the rear,” Stroble said. “It's not always intuitive how the seat is supposed to be secured, or how the child should be strapped in.”

Stroble said that parents who want to check over their safety seats on their own should re-read the manual that came with them, or seek out tutorials online.

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About Tom Stroble:
Thomas L. Stroble is a Michigan auto accident attorney who puts the rights of accident victims first. Mr. Stroble is the founder of Stroble Law and recognized in the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list for his outstanding work as an attorney and has won awards for his clients in excess of US $1 million. He can be contacted at:

Stroble Law
2525 S. Telegraph Rd., #100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
(888) 230-3737

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