New Car Seat Aims to End Hot Car Deaths
Popular car seat maker Evenflo has developed a new car seat designed to prevent the tragic problem of hot car deaths among infants and toddlers. This unique new seat is called the Evenflo Advanced Embrace DLX. It comes with sensor safe technology that is one of a kind. The seat is able to link to the on board diagnostic port within the car. The sensor then links to the chest clip of the car seat. When the clip is closed and the car is in motion, a link is established. When you turn off the car, the sensor sounds an alert, intended to remind you to take your infant out of the car seat. The car seat will retail for $140 and will be in stores in August.
Hot Car Deaths Have Killed Hundreds of Children
According to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose University, ten children have tragically died in hot car related instances in 2015 thus far. Thirty one died last year, and a total of 647 children died due to being left in hot vehicles from 1998 to present. Over half of these deaths have been attributed to caregivers accidently forgetting the child in the car. About 30 percent of hot car deaths involve children playing unattended in vehicles, while a few fatalities were investigated and found to be intentional. Children two years old and younger comprise the majority of hot car victims.
Heatstroke is defined as when an individual's temperature exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Symptoms include disorientation, confusion, dizziness, agitation, seizures, loss of consciousness, hallucinations and rapid heart rate. When the core body temperature of an infant, child, or adult reaches 107 degrees Fahrenheit, organs begin to shut down and death is soon to follow. Children's systems are less able to regulate temperature, making them more prone to heatstroke related illnesses and death.
This new car seat presents an innovative and seemingly effective way to save young lives. For parents who already have car seats or elect not to purchase the product, there are several steps you can take to avoid forgetting your child in the car. Make it a habit to always look in the front and back of the vehicle before locking the car. Do something to remind you to look in the backseat, such as placing your purse or shoes in the backseat by the baby. If you ever witness a child unattended in a car, call 911. With preventative measures, no child should become the victim of a hot car death.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 37 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!
With innovative technology such as this new car seat, we hope that hot car deaths cease to occur in the coming years. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident because of another person or party, the Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, can explain your legal rights as well as take the necessary steps to protect those rights. Our firm has been representing individuals injured in car, truck, pedestrian, slip and fall, and other related accidents for over 37 years. We strive to provide exceptional representation to each client and accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. Prompt action is vital to the success of your personal injury case. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance as your time to file a personal injury claim after your accident is limited. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat. Also feel free to visit our website to learn more about our many community service initiatives geared towards keeping Georgia families safe.