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Norcross Wrongful Death Lawyer | Children, Car Accidents, and Wrongful Death

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Car accidents is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., but for children of the ages 4 and 11-14, it is the leading cause of death in the U.S.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were 32,367 traffic deaths total in 2011, and 1,140*, about 4%, of those deaths were accounted by children aged 14 and younger.  Maybe 4% seems like a small percentage, but the NHTSA also shares that this this equates to an average of 3 children aged 14 and younger having died every day from motor vehicle accidents.

Seat belts, of course, are the most effective safety precaution your child (aged 5 and older) can take.  For front seat passengers, the use of seat belts reduces the possibility of fatal injuries by 45% and critical injuries by 50%.  For children aged four and younger, it is important to use a child safety seat.  Child safety seats are hugely beneficial in reducing the risk of injury for your child.  For infants, they reduce the risk of injury by 71% and for toddlers, they reduce the risk of injury by 54%.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, please contact our Norcross wrongful death lawyers at Kim Law LLC.  You can schedule a free consultation at either of our two conveniently located offices in metro Atlanta.  Losing a loved one is a difficult time and the litigation process can be particularly burdensome.  Our Georgia car accident attorneys will be more than happy to assist you with your claim and explain your legal options.  If you need immediate assistance, please feel free to look through our Georgia personal injury blog, where I answer questions such as who can pursue a wrongful death claim and how can a Norcross wrongful death lawyer help me with my claim.

 

*In Georgia specifically, there were 64 children traffic fatalities that year.