Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations on car seat safety.* The recommendations are based on recent research and are more stringent than current Georgia car seat safety laws. Yet, the recommendations are just that - recommendations. You will not break the law if you do not follow the AAP's new car seat guidance, but you will if you do not follow Georgia state seat belt laws.

So, what's a parent to do?

As an Alpharetta car crash attorney, I recommend that parents do everything they can to protect their children from the potentially serious consequences of car accidents. At a minimum, you need to follow Georgia's seat belt laws, but there is nothing that prevents you from also following the new AAP guidelines. You can do both.

Car accidents are a leading cause of death for children. You can't protect your child from every danger, but you can take steps to lessen the danger created by car travel.

If your child has been hurt, or killed, in a Georgia car crash, then it is important to contact an experienced Alpharetta car accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 for more information about your family's rights and potential legal recovery.

*Source: AAP Updated Recommendation on Car Seats, Press Release, March 21, 2011
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