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    Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?
    January 7 2022

    Children grow up so quickly and it can be hard to keep up. Something that you should regularly check on is whether or not your child is in the right car seat. Below we will go over questions to ask to check if your child is in the right car seat.

    We hope the below information helps you keep your children safe. If a driver injures you or your loved ones in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas accident victim, you don’t want to fight alone against insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping you receive what you should as a victim in a Las Vegas accident. Your Las Vegas accident lawyer should have a proven track record of winning cases like yours for significant compensation. Our lawyers offer you 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas accident victims.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in car accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Car Seats Are Required by Law

    In Nevada, whether or not your child must be in a car seat depends on your child’s age and weight. Essentially, if your child is younger than 6 and weighs 60 pounds or less then they need to be in an appropriate car seat.

    Nevada Revised Statute 484B.157

    Nevada Revised Statute 484B.157 provides the following:

    1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, any person who is transporting a child who is less than 6 years of age and who weighs 60 pounds or less in a motor vehicle operated in this State which is equipped to carry passengers shall secure the child in a child restraint system which:
      1. Has been approved by the United States Department of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 571;
      2. Is appropriate for the size and weight of the child; and
      3. Is installed within and attached safely and securely to the motor vehicle:
        1. In accordance with the instructions for installation and attachment provided by the manufacturer of the child restraint system; or
        2. In another manner that is approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    Even the most responsible driver can be injured in a car accident. If you or your children are injured in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Questions to Ask to Check if Your Child Is in the Right Car Seat

    As your child grows and changes, so will their car seat needs. Below are questions that you should continue to ask to check if your child is in the right car seat. Remember, at every stage in your child’s life it is important that you select the right car seat.

    Does the Car Seat Fit Your Child?

    As children grow, how they sit in your car will change. Make sure you use a car seat that fits your child’s current size and age. There are different types of car seats designed for different ages and sizes of children. Most car seats can be categorized as the one of the following:

    • Rear-facing
    • Forward-facing
    • Booster seat

    You should always check the specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions for height and weight limits. It is recommended that children use a car seat for as long as possible. Of course, this is as long as they fit within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements.

    Does the Car Seat Fit Your Vehicle?

    Keep in mind that selecting the right car seat for your child is just one step in the car seat selection process. The car seat should also fit your vehicle. If you have more than one vehicle, then you should check that the car seat can be properly installed in all of the vehicles. Before you buy the car seat you should test it in your vehicle before you buy it to make sure it fits well.

    Is the Car Seat Installed Correctly?

    Now that you have checked that the car seat fits your child and your vehicle, you need to make sure that it is installed correctly. It should be installed and used correctly every time. Make sure that it is secured tightly and installed at the proper angle.

    If you are unsure about whether or not you have installed the car seat correctly, ask for help. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides detailed car seat installation instructions and videos. You can also get your car seat checked by a child passenger safety technician in your community. The child passenger safety technician can do the following:

    • Check to make sure your car seats are installed correctly
    • Teach you how to use and install a car seat on your own

    How Can You Find a New Car Seat?

    If you think it is time for a new car seat, then you may be wondering how to find the new car seat. There are an overwhelming amount of options available. To make car seat selection easier for parents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a Car Seat Finder.

    How do you use the car seat finder? Simply click here and enter the following information for your child:

    • Date of birth
    • Height
    • Weight

    Once you enter in your child’s information, the Car Seat Finder provides a list of recommended car seats. The recommendations are based on your child’s age and size.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you keep your children safe. If a driver injures you or a loved one in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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