Asked in Personal Injury for Oklahoma

Q: Is it child abuse when your child was in a wreck without seat belts on and not in a booster with their mother

My youngest son hit the back of front seat and bloody his nose

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Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden
  • Norman, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The specific details always matter such as the age of the child, size of the child, and exactly how this happened.

If the child was required to be in a booster seat and the parent simply failed to put the child in the seat, that's going to be one thing.

If a parent secures the child in the booster seat, but then the child manages to get out of the seat while the parent has their eyes on the road, that may be a little different.

The facts always matter. If you think the parent was negligent and failed to exercise due diligence in securing the child you can discuss this in more detail in a consultation with an attorney.

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