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    Our Best Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Cars
    May 25 2022

    Earlier this month, a 9-year-old boy tragically lost his life in Las Vegas. He reportedly fell beneath the wheels of his mother’s SUV while playfully racing her on a neighborhood street. Just three days earlier, a 15-year-old boy was critically injured after falling off a skateboard while being pulled alongside a Jeep. These kinds of accidents can often be prevented. We want you and your children to be safe around cars. Keep reading as we provide our best tips to keep your kids safe around cars.

    If another driver injures you or a loved one 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 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.

    Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Cars

    We live busy lives and we rely on cars to help us get to and from some of our most important destinations. We know that it is important to keep our children safe when they are riding in the car. However, we often forget that it is important to keep our kids safe around cars as well. Here, we provide our best tips to keep your kids safe around cars.

    Talk to Your Children

    One of the best ways to keep your children safe around cars is to talk to them. Explain to your children that cars are dangerous. Teach your children to not play in areas where cars are located. This means that they should avoid playing in the following areas:

    • Streets
    • Driveways
    • Parking lots
    • Garages
    • Alleys
    • Crosswalks

    Cars Are Not Toys

    It can be easy to forget about the dangers surrounding cars. Cars have all sorts of features that make them fun, like the Tesla fart noise. It is important that we remember that cars are not toys. You are responsible for setting a safe and responsible example for your children. Do not play in or around your car.

    Teach your children not to play in or around your car. If your kids ask you to do something dangerous, say no. Then explain why it is dangerous. For example, if your child wants to chase after a car say no. Then explain to your child that they could be hurt if they trip and fall near the vehicle. After you say no and explain the danger, suggest an alternate activity. If they want to race, take them to a park or a track.

    We understand that even the most cautious person can be injured in a car accident. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area car accident, you should seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Now is not the time to go it alone as a car accident victim. You need Las Vegas car accident lawyers with a proven track record of winning top compensation for their clients. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers can help you protect your rights and help you get the personal injury settlement that you deserve. We understand that you may be nervous upon meeting your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer for the first time. Our lawyers are friendly and knowledgeable and will put you at ease as you describe the details of your accident case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Practice Car Safety With Your Children

    It’s not enough to simply talk to children about safety around cars. You should also set an example for your children and practice car safety with your children. This means that you should avoid engaging in unsafe activities around cars. Do not play in driveways or parking lots. Stop and look before walking behind cars in driveways. If someone is pulling into your driveway, let them park and turn off the vehicle before approaching. Wait for them to park from a safe distance.

    Prevent Backover Accidents

    Backover accidents are a danger for all children around cars. A backover is a crash which occurs when a driver reverses into and injures or kills a nonoccupant such as a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Many of those injured or killed in backover accidents are children younger than five. NHTSA estimates that more than a third of backover fatalities occur in residential spaces such as driveways and apartment/townhouse parking lots.

    You play an important role in preventing backover accidents. Keep your kids safe with the NHTSA‘s following prevention tips:

    • Teach children not to play in or around cars.
    • Always walk around your vehicle and check the area around it before backing up.
    • Be aware of small children. The smaller a child, the more likely it is you will not see them.
    • Teach children to move away from a vehicle when a driver gets in it or if the car is started.
    • Have children in the area stand to the side of the driveway or sidewalk when you back out of a driveway or parking space.
    • Back up slowly.
    • Always look behind you while backing up slowly in case a child dashes behind your vehicle unexpectedly.
    • Turn off the radio and roll down your windows while backing out of your driveway or parking space. This allows you to hear what is happening outside your vehicle.
    • Do not allow your children to play in the driveway. Teach your children to keep their toys and bikes out of the driveway.
    • Actively check your mirrors while backing up. Children move unpredictably.
    • Many cars are equipped with detection devices that provide rearview video or warning sounds. These devices cannot completely take the place of actively walking around your car. Always walk around your car to make sure children are safely out of the way. Do not rely solely on detection devices to detect what is behind your vehicle.
    • Never leave a child alone in or around a vehicle.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope our tips keep you and your kids safe around cars. If you live in Las Vegas and are injured in a car 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 Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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