Beasley Allen will help protect children with fifth annual Seat Check Saturday event

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September 2, 2014

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Beasley Allen Law Firm will sponsor a FREE event for parents and child caregivers in the Montgomery, Ala., area on Saturday, Sept. 13, to ensure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles. The event, Seat Check Saturday, is part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, an annual event presented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seat Check Saturday will be held from 9 a.m.-Noon at The Shoppes at EastChase.

Every year, thousands of children are tragically injured or killed in automobile crashes. For children ages 3-6, and 8-14, it is the leading cause of death. It is impossible to overstate the toll this takes on families. All 50 states and the District of Columbia and our territories have laws requiring the use of safety seats, booster seats and seat belts for children traveling in motor vehicles. But these restraints cannot work if they are not installed properly. Sadly, three out of every four child restraints are not properly used.

Gibson Vance, a Principal at Beasley Allen, said, “We have inspected more than 200 child safety seats and we hope to reach many more this year. Beasley Allen Law Firm is committed to helping keep our children safe by promoting Seat Check Saturday. We encourage you to take just a little time to attend, so you can be sure your child or grandchildren are safe.”

Seat Check Saturday will be presented in conjunction with Safe Kids USA, which will provide safety technicians to install and check seats, and the Alabama Department of Public Health. The event is free, but space is limited, so please call to reserve a time to have your car seats inspected. Call Helen Taylor at 334-495-1169 or email helen.taylor@beasleyallen.com.

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