Car accidents are the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and three. In Columbus, our car accident attorneys are all too familiar with the devastating consequences of the loss of a child in a preventable accident. We are spreading the word about a program developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during Child Passenger Safety Week (September 13-19, 2015) to help prevent these accidents.

Guidelines for Child Passengers

The foremost thing you can do to protect your child in the event of a car accident is to use a child safety seat every time they ride in a car. Make sure the seat is properly installed and adjusted every time they get in the vehicle.

The city of Columbus offers discounted seats to those in need and car seat checks to residents of Franklin County. Go to this website for more information about the program.

 To find out more about types of car seats and finding the best seat for your child’s age and size, as well as recall information from the NHTSA, go to safercar.gov/therightseat.

To find out more about how car accidents affect children, please contact our Columbus car accident attorney, Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today by calling (614) 766-2000.