Around 25 children between the ages of 0 and 11 years are killed in car accidents every year and a further 250 are seriously injured and 6,000 slightly injured. If a car accident occurs, a child who is unrestrained may be thrown out of the car or thrown forward with a force that is 30 to 60 times of their weight.
Children should therefore always be appropriately restrained and use a seat that is suitable for their size, age and weight. This will significantly reduce the risk of a child being killed or injured, should they be involved in a car accident.
The law requires all children up until the age of 12 or 135cm in height to use the correct restraint, the driver of the car is legally bound to make sure that any children that are traveling in the vehicle are properly restrained. It is crucial that drivers follow this law exactly as the proper use of child car restraints prevents many child deaths and injuries occurring in car accidents.
If you or someone in your family has been involved in a car accident, contact Thompsons accident compensation lawyers on 0800 0891331 or complete the compensation claim form below and our specialist lawyers will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation that you deserve on a No Win No Fee basis.