Car Seat Safety Information

  Side impact crashes or T-Bone crashes are the second most common types of vehicle collisions in the United States. Injuries to young children occur when the car seat restraint system fails.  Types of failure can include seat separation, buckle disengagement, and LATCH failure. On Jan.22, 2014, the NHSTA proposed the first-ever side impact test for child [...]

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)  recommendations for use will be changing in 2014.  The new rule requires child seat manufacturers not to recommend the seat be installed using LATCH  if the child’s weight plus the weight of the seat combined is over 65 lbs.  The seat should be installed using the seat belt method of [...]

During the course of my work as an attorney focusing on serious injuries resulting from car accidents in Virginia, I have seen the harm that being improperly restrained in a vehicle can cause.  As parents, we want to do everything we can to protect our children from the physical and emotional trauma that an injury from [...]