Not properly fitting car seat can reduce compensation

Parents may be held to blame if car seat is fitted incorrectly which causes further injury after accident


shutterstock_97542776Car seats are an essential safety feature that protect children from injury if they are in a road traffic accident or if a car has to suddenly stop when travelling at higher speeds. However if a car seat is fitted incorrectly a parent may be held liable for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault. As a result in some cases compensation for injuries sustained may be reduced by up to 25%, due to the car seat being wrongly installed.

For more information on how to correctly install a car seat please see our blog.

At R James Hutcheon Solicitors we have extensive knowledge on child injuries sustained in road traffic accidents. Please visit our website and contact us to see if you and you’re child is entitled to compensation.