I just don't get it. Why don't people wear seatbelts and why don't they restrain their children properly? I just read about a car accident on the Texas New Mexico border that kills three and injures several others. The wreck happened when a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit another vehicle.
You don't want to wear a seatbelt because you think it restricts your freedoms – ok – but your 2 year old child? I know it sounds harsh, I'm sorry. Naturally, my thoughts and prayers to out to everyone involved.
My issue is that we should restrain children properly in their car seats. There is no reason for this 2 year old to now have a traumatic brain injury from this collision. However, it appears that he did sustain a head injury. Who ultimately bears the responsibility to care for him now? We all do. If he requires care not covered by health insurance, it will take government assistance to help this child.
I probably should not write these posts right after I read the stories. It just really upsets me to think that some innocent child's life has now been destroyed by the failure of a caregiver to properly restrain the child.
What do you think?
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Jeff Weinstein, Dallas injury lawyer