Last month, researchers reported online in Pediatrics (the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) that child traffic injuries fell in New York State after a new law (which became effective in 2005) required children between the ages of 4 through 6 to use booster seats. Specifically, the new law was associated with an 18% decrease in the number of traffic injuries among children within the aforementioned age group.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children ages 4 through 6. If your child has been injured in a car accident, and you live in Oregon, Washington, or Calfornia, it is critical that you speak with an experienced car accident lawyer early in the process since those states limit the amount of time in which you can assert a claim to recover damages.
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