The weather is getting warmer, summer is coming, and family road trips are being planned. May 6-12 is Global Road Safety Week., which is a good time of year to emphasize safety because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S., with over 100 people dying every day. Althauser Rayan Abbarno provides FREE injury consultations near you in Olympia and Centralia for victims of automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian collisions.
Motor vehicle injuries are also a leading cause of death among children in the United States. According to the most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control, 723 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes during 2016, and more than 128,000 were injured.
Victims and their families receive FREE injury consultations from our car accident lawyers in Olympia and Centralia. (360) 736-1301. Our car accident lawyers near you Olympia and Centralia want you to know your rights from the very start.
The injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have represented injured victims of low-speed and high-speed car crashes.
Sadly, our attorneys have represented families in our community and throughout Washington state who lost loved ones to automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian collisions.
Some collisions are avoidable and others are not. One thing is for sure, families can take precautions to protect children and minors from serious injury and death.
Buckling children in an appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries:
• Car seat use reduces the risk for injury in a crash by 71-82% for children when compared to seat belt use alone.
• Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% for children aged 4–8 years when compared with seat belt use alone.
• For older children and adults, seat belt use reduces the risk for death and serious injury by approximately half.
Young children are not the only drivers and passengers that could benefit from proper seat belt restraints. Per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are nearly three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal crash. Teen drivers are highly susceptible to distraction, speeding, and reckless driving due to a number of factors including inexperience and peer pressure.
Make sure your young driver is aware of the leading causes of teen crashes:
1. Driver inexperience
2. Driving with teen passengers
3. Nighttime driving
4. Not using seat belts
5. Distracted driving
6. Drowsy driving
7. Reckless driving
8. Impaired driving
Proper seatbelt use, education, and awareness can prevent serious injury or death for all drivers, including the more inexperienced teen driver.
If you, a family member, or someone you know was injured due to the actions of another, you have the right to be fairly compensated. It is important to know your rights and that they are protected throughout the process. Contact the injury attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno in Centralia and Olympia at (360) 736-1301 or visit CentraliaLaw.com. Our injury lawyers near you provide FREE Consultations to victims and families.