Approximately 53% of child fatalities involve children that were not wearing seat belts during the car crash. An unrestrained child in a moving vehicle is a distraction for the driver and will increase the likelihood of becoming involved in an accident.
The NCSA states that lap/shoulder belts reduce fatality for children riding in the front seat of cars by 45%. Serious injury sustained by children can be prevented by up to 50% with seat belt use. For infants, a nearly 70% reduction in fatality may be achieved with the proper use of restraints. Toddlers experience nearly 54% reduction in fatal injury when properly restrained. Of the 471 child fatalities in 2003, 35% were unrestrained passengers.
Children living in rural counties are more likely to die in auto injuries than children living in urban areas. Generally, inexperienced and impaired teens driving at excessive speed as unrestrained drivers and passengers on single-lane roads are at the greatest risk for death or serious injury. A majority of car crashes occur within approximately 25 miles from home.
The Keane Law Firm and You
The Keane Law Firm has the experience and resources to handle a variety of childhood injury cases. While Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm specialize in cases from San Francisco and the State of California, they may also accept worthy cases from other states. If your child or the child of somebody you know has been the victim of a serious injury, we can work with you hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
No matter where your child’s injury occurred, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a no-cost evaluation of your case. And remember, if you are a professional referring a case to us, 25% of our fee will be donated to the charity of your choice. Contact Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm today, and we can help you seek justice for the injury done to your child.
California child injury lawyers are available to help if you know a child who has been injured. The Keane Law Firm has been recognized as having an AV rating - the highest legal ability and ethics rating available, and Christopher Keane has been rated as one of the leading plaintiff's lawyers in America as a "tireless advocate for injured children". Contact him today to see if he can help your child.
The Keane Law Firm
530 Jackson Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, California 94133
Phone: (415) 398-2777
Toll free: (888) 592-KIDS (5437)
Fax: (415) 520-2282
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