As the warmer temperatures approach, it is important to review the many causes of accidents within vehicles. Although many accidents occur as a result of a crash or collision with another vehicle, some tragic accidents can occur when a vehicle is not even in motion. Too many children left within vehicles die every year in accidents that could have been prevented. If your loved one has died as a result of someone’s negligence and you believe that person may be to blame, it may be wise to contact a Detroit auto accidents lawyer.
Statistics from a Detroit Auto Accident Lawyer
A Detroit auto accidents lawyer handles all types of cases, including tragic cases where a child may have been left in a vehicle and suffered irreversible health consequences and in the most extreme cases, may have lost his or her life due to the incident. Last year nearly fifty children died from being left in a car. On average, at least 33 children lose their life each year. Since 1998, an average of one child every day loses his or her life due to heat stroke suffered from being left in a vehicle. It may seem alarming, but according to safecar.gov, in just 10 minutes a vehicle can heat up 20 degrees Fahrenheit. While cracking the window may cool off the car a bit, it usually does very little. Even when temperatures are in the 60s, a vehicle can heat up to well above 110 degrees. A child’s body temperature may rise up to five times faster than an adult’s and a child will die when his or her temperature reaches 107. Because of this, heatstroke may occur when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees. An adult who is charged with endangering a child left in a vehicle or with the death of a child left in the vehicle may face a range of punishments from misdemeanor and a fine to a felony. If your loved one has been injured or has been killed because he or she was left unattended in a vehicle, you may want to discuss your situation with an experienced Detroit auto accidents lawyer today. Call The Davis Law Center for your free, initial consultation.