If you see a child, or pet, in a hot car, call 911 immediately. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, if you can see that a child is in a hot car and is in distress, get them out as quickly as possible.

For many people, leaving or forgetting a child in the car is not a failure of love, but a failure of the memory. Give yourself reminders that there is a child in the car.

Things like putting your purse or briefcase in the back seat, putting the diaper bag in the front seat, or leaving any other essential item next to the child seat so you are forced to retrieve it and not forget the child is a good habit to conduct.

Another way to keep children from being in a hot car, is to always keep it locked, even at home. A child may be curious, climb into the car and then be unable to get out. Keep these doors secure to prevent any unfortunate happenings.

Over 700 children have died due to being left in a hot car over the past 20 years. Help end these preventable deaths by being proactive and taking measures to never forget your child.

Has Your Loved One Died To The Negligence Of Others?

If you're loved one has died due someone else's negligence you should speak to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our ConwayMyrtle BeachMurrells InletMt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations. 

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.
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