Christina Rivenbark & Associates ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Auto accidents involving infants and young children

Car crashes happen for many reasons and they can upend the lives of people from various walks of life. Some, however, are especially concerning, such as those which involve young kids and infants. There are a number of factors for parents to keep in mind, from keeping their kids safe in the car to holding a careless driver responsible for an accident that has left their child injured. Sadly, accidents have shattered the lives of many children and their entire families.

If your child is required to use a car seat, you should make sure that they are restrained appropriately. Not only should they have a proper car seat, but they should be using it correctly also. Sometimes, kids like to get out of their seats even though they are not supposed to, and this can be incredibly dangerous. Moreover, some children may distract the driver, which can increase the chances of a wreck. These behaviors should be addressed immediately, and parents should make sure that their kids are not increasing the likelihood of an accident.

Unfortunately, even parents who are extremely responsible drivers may become involved in an accident that injures or claims the life of their infant or young child, which can be devastating. This may result in lifelong depression or lasting challenges such as a long-term disability that prevents their child from participating in certain activities and requires therapy. We understand that the emotional burden of a crash can be especially difficult under these circumstances and parents should focus on helping their kids recover.

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