Are you familiar with frontover accidents?
We all know the tell-tale signs of summer: warmer weather, barbeques, and kids playing outside. While we all look forward to this time of year, summer fun may come with increased risks to children. Safety advocates warn that popular family vehicles – such as SUVs and minivans – have hidden blind spots that put children at an increased risk of injury. Although many cars are now equipped with back-up cameras that protect against blind spots at the back of the vehicles, many are not equipped with cameras in the front, and the consequences can be deadly. An increase in purchases of larger vehicles, which have larger front blind spot zones, has led to an increase in frontover accidents, or accidents occurring when a person – many times a child – is struck while they are in front of a slow-moving vehicle. Data shows that at least 3,000 children are injured and an average of nearly 60 kids are killed in frontoveraccidents in the United States.
This summer, as you and your family enjoy the warm weather, make sure to understand your vehicles and their features and the vehicles in your neighborhood to keep your family as safe as possible. In the event of an accident, be sure to give our highly capable team a call. We provide a free consultation. During the call, we will discuss the facts of your case, your legal rights, and options. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones. If you decide to work with us, we work on a contingency fee, which means we are paid only once we recover money for you.