Florida Personal Injury Lawyer: Could Your Car’s Power Windows Lead to Serious Injury?

by Carmen Dellutri on January 25, 2012

Cape Coral personal injury attorneyPower windows now come standard in most cars and come in quite handy during the winter when we don’t need our air conditioners here in Fort Myers. However, have you ever thought about the serious injury risks they may pose to your children?

Unfortunately, many children are injured when a window closes on their finger, wrist, or hand. Some kids have even been strangled by power windows.

While many vehicles now come equipped with windows that automatically reverse when an object (such as your child's arm or neck) is in the path of a closing window, this is far less common in older vehicles.

Therefore, to avoid a serious injury, this is what you need to know:

  • Never leave your children alone in a vehicle for any reason.
  • Teach your children not to play with window switches.
  • Teach your children not to stand on passenger door arm rests.
  • Properly restrain your children in car seats or seat belts to prevent them from accidentally activating power windows and sunroofs.
  • Look and make sure your kids' hands, feet, and head, are clear of windows before raising the windows.
  • Never leave the key in the ignition or in the "on" or "accessory" position when you walk away from your car.
  • If available, activate the power window lock switch so that your children cannot play with the windows.

Source: NHTSA

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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