Your Chicago and Cicero Car Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe know that there are always at least two opportunities for personal injury at every impact. Conventional accident wisdom states that there are two collisions in every auto accident. The first occurs when the vehicle impacts with another vehicle or object. The second impact occurs when the passengers impact with the interior of the vehicle; or in the horrendous situation where the passenger is ejected, the second impact occurs outside the auto. The purpose of a seat belt or car seat in the case of a child is to minimize or prevent personal injuries caused by the “second” or passenger collision. Passengers and drivers must be sure to properly employ seat belts and car seats and be watchful for any obvious defects in seat belt or car seat design or function. This is not possible as the design or operational defects are not easily detectable or apparent until the stress of impact. Personal injuries from car seat or seat belt malfunction are serious and often involve spinal cord, brain and head trauma as well as broken bones, concussions and fatalities.
The South Chicago Car Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe always advocatethe importance of seat belt and car seat use to all its clients. As experienced Chicago Injury Lawyers we have litigated many cases where seat belts and car seats have not been used or have malfunctioned. Serious personal injuries can often be mitigated or avoided with proper use and maintenance. Especially during the slippery and hazardous winter driving season, we ask that you always employ these simple safety tools properly and according to the advice of the manufacturers. If any defects and/or malfunctions become apparent-do not use the devices and do not drive your auto until proper repair has been made. Watch us on YouTube, FaceBook and WCIU, You and Me in the Morning (the first Tuesday of every month) to learn how you can help prevent car accidents, personal and work related injuries and; if you can’t stay safe stay with Grazian and Volpe!