Christmas is around the corner and you know what that means: road trips to grandma's house or anywhere else where cookies and presents await. We prepare our cars for long trips by checking the air pressure in our tires and making sure our oil has been changed recently, but what about making sure the most precious cargo, our kids in the back seat, are safe?
Most parents know that young children need to be in car seats but what about kids in the 4-7 year-old range? Looks can be deceiving, but even your growing child needs to be in the proper car seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommendations, children 4-7 years old need to be in forward-facing car seats with a harness until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat's manufacturer. After they max out on the car seat's weight and height requirements, it's time for a back-seat booster seat.
As a father, I know it can be extremely difficult to get your child to ride in their booster seat – especially as they get older. But as a personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth, I know just how dangerous car accidents are for children and the impact car and booster seats make when your child is involved in an auto accident. Don't compromise your child's safety just because they want to ride in the front seat or without a booster seat. To learn about the car seat laws in Texas, read this article on our website. It could be information that saves your child's life.