Protecting your children from physical harm is one of the most important responsibilities of a parent.  In order to avoid a distracted driving accident, Atlanta personal injury lawyers recommend that you take the following measures:

Make Sure Everyone Is in a Car Seat or Seat Belt, as Required by Georgia Law.  Georgia car seat law requires all children from birth through at least age 6 to be in federally approved car seats, and older children must be properly seat belted.

Establish Clear Rules for Car Behavior. 
Review safety rules with your children.  Explain to them, in age appropriate terms, why it is dangerous for you, as the driver, to reach into the backseat to hand them snacks or retrieve what fell on the floor.  Explain to them why it dangerous when they fight, whine, or cry in the car and establish clear rules for car behavior.

Pull Over When Necessary to Ensure Safety. There will be times when a child simply can’t wait for a drink of water, when your kids can’t stop fighting, or when a child is sick or hurt. In these cases, the child cannot wait until you reach your destination to get your attention.  In order to stay safe, it is important to pull over in a safe area and address the needs of your child before continuing your journey.

If you or your child has been hurt in a Georgia distracted driving accident because another driver was distracted, then you may be entitled to damages.  Please contact an Atlanta car accident attorney today at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for more information.
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