As parents, our main priority in life is the safety and happiness of our children. We go to great lengths to insure that they stay safe during their younger years in order for them to live a long and prosperous life as an adult. This is no different when it comes to riding safely in a vehicle.
Families can spend numerous hours during the week in a vehicle. Driving to and from school, band events, sports, friends’ houses, and parties allows for many opportunities for a child to be injured in a Gurnee car collision.
Statistics show that many of the leading causes for injury and death to children riding as passengers in a vehicle are preventable. Some of the factors for injury and death for children in vehicles are:
- Drunk drivers. As with any drunken driving car accident, drunk drivers can be very dangerous for children. In fact, more than two-thirds of fatally injured children were killed while riding with a driver who was intoxicated.
- Unrestrained children. Believe it or not, there are still many children who ride in a vehicle while unrestrained. Nearly forty percent of children riding with an unbelted driver will ride unbelted themselves.
- Improperly restrained children. It is very common for child restraint systems to be used in an incorrect manner. One study found that over 70 percent of car and booster seats were misused in a manner that could increase the risk of a child being injured in an accident.
If you or your child has been injured in an auto accident in Gurnee, you may be entitled to compensation for you damages. Call a Gurnee car accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham to discuss your legal options. Call 866-625-2299 today to set up a free consultation.