Posted On: April 29, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Chicago Car Accident Law Firm: DOT to Help Parents Choose Child Safety Seats that Fit Autos

US Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood wants car makers to test child safety seats so that they can make recommendations to parents about which products are the best and safest fits for each of their cars. He also wants the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to put together better safety standards for child safety seats so that kids are better protected during side-impact crashes.

The new Consumer Program, which would come out along with the 2011 model vehicles, will make it easier for parents to sift through the many child safety seat options that are available to them. Just because a child safety seat is considered one of the “best” seats available doesn’t mean it is the right one for your car. LaHood, however, was also quick to note that the child safety seats can only protect kids if they are used and used properly. The Department of Transportation says that half of the kids younger than age eight who died in US traffic accidents were not using child safety seats.

If your son or daughter was injured in a Chicago car accident because of a negligent driver or because the car maker or the maker of the child safety seat made a defective product, your child may be entitled to injuries to minor compensation. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether you have grounds to file an Illinois car accident claim or a products liability lawsuit.

Infants and toddlers are not as physically strong as adults when it comes to withstanding the force of impact during an auto collision. While choosing the proper child safety seat can minimize injuries or prevent death, sometimes serious injuries can still occur, resulting in spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, and other traumas. The trauma of being in an accident and then having to undergo multiple surgeries can leave lasting scars on a child and his or her family.

We can’t undo what happened to you but we can help you get the financial resources that you need so that your son or daughter can get all the medical care he or she needs to live as normal a life as possible.

U.S. DOT Announces New Consumer Program for Child Safety Seats, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families 2009, American Academy of Pediatrics

Child Passenger Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Contact our Chicago car accident law firm for your free case evaluation.

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