William Mattar Law Offices has begun their first “In the Heat, Check the Seat” campaign. Due to the many tragic deaths that increase during the summer months of infants being accidentally left in rear facing car seats, the law office is working to make a change. Along with a brand new commercial, safety alert kits have been created with important alert decals that the firm will be handing out to the community at many different events and out reach opportunities. To get yours, click here.
Children die every year from heat stroke after being left in vehicles. The stories heard from the parents are, they thought the child was dropped off at daycare, babysitters, etc. This can sound careless and in-explainable when first hearing. Parents explain this as not forgetting their child in the car. But believing that their child is safe where they are supposed to be as the parent’s mind may be focused on work duties such as meetings, speeches or appointments. Car accident lawyer William Mattar hopes to make parents more aware of this and potentially stop a fatal accident from happening.
In 2015, William Mattar law offices launched In the Heat, Check the Seat to raise awareness of heatstroke-related injuries children and animals experience because of being left in hot motor vehicles. Since the campaign’s inception, car accident attorney William Mattar has worked to remind parents and caregivers in the community to always check the backseat for children and pets before exiting a car. Leaving a child or pet in your vehicle on a hot day can be deadly. Checking the seat could prevent a tragedy.
A simple reminder may save a precious life. Together we can help keep our children and pets safe this summer.
Heatstroke is a condition that occurs when a person’s body overheats due to prolonged exposure to, or physical exertion, in high temperatures and is most common during the summer months. A person suffering from heatstroke requires emergency treatment. If treatment is prolonged, there may be a higher risk of serious complications or death. If left untreated, heatstroke can damage your heart, muscles, brain, and kidneys. When a person’s body temperature reaches 104 F or higher, the most serious form of heatstroke injury can occur.
According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of heatstroke in people include:
If you or a loved one is exhibiting any of the above heatstroke symptoms, contact 911 or seek immediate medical attention. While waiting for emergency services to arrive, the Mayo Clinic suggests beginning to help the overheated person cooldown by:
Don’t forget your furry friends! Symptoms of heatstroke in animals such as dogs may include:
The best way to help your pets is to never leave them in a vehicle, even for a short amount of time. Even on a moderately warm day, a vehicle’s interior temperature can become dangerously high.