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Speeding, distractions, and violating rules at intersections are among the most common causes of California car accidents, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In many of these situations, proper use of seat belts provides protection that can prevent you or a loved one from suffering serious injury or death.
Your seat belt should fit properly, and you should put it on every time you get in the vehicle. The lap portion should sit low on your lap and fit snugly, and the shoulder portion should cross the center of your chest and not lay against your neck. If you’re pregnant, you should still wear a seatbelt as long as you’re able, and also move the seat as far back as you can while still being able to drive.
To prevent child injuries, children should ride in the back seat, wearing their seatbelts, until they are at least 12 years old. Children should also use child seats approved for their weight and age until they are at least four feet, nine inches tall or weigh 90 pounds. Keep child seats in the back whenever possible, and never place a rear-facing child seat in front of an airbag.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Berkeley car accident lawyers at Balamuth Harrington. We can help you through every step after your accident, helping you protect your rights and get the compensation you need, so you can concentrate on getting well. For a free consultation, call us today at (888) 254-1234.
A car crash that appeared to be sparked by road rage ended in the death of a four-year-old boy near Sacramento recently, according to a recent news report from ABC News 10.
The boy was riding in the backseat of his family’s Honda Accord when the crash occurred. The driver, the boy’s father, said that as they traveled, a black SUV pulled up beside them and swerved toward their vehicle, forcing it off the road and into a rollover down the side of an embankment.
The four-year-old lost his life in the Sacramento auto accident. His father and mother, who were riding in the front passenger seat, were treated for minor injuries and released. Both are expected to make a full physical recovery. The vehicle suffered serious damage. Police are still looking for the driver that forced the family’s car off the road. Until they find that driver, they say, they are unable to comment on whether drugs or alcohol played any role in the crash.
At Balamuth Harrington, our experienced northern California wrongful death lawyers have handled hundreds of cases in which a crash injured or killed a driver or passenger who was practicing careful driving. We understand that while there are many things you can do to reduce your risk of an accident, controlling the negligent behavior of others is not one of them. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping those injured in car accidents and their families seek compensation from any negligent parties who may have caused a crash. For a free consultation, call us today at (888) 254-1234.
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