Ever wonder how a seatbelt helps during a car crash? We’ve been told time and time again that it’s important to always buckle up. But why?
Washington authorities has reported that a Kennewick man involved in a single vehicle accident has succumbed to his injuries. He was headed westbound on State Road 240 on Thanksgiving when he lost control of his vehicle, struck the guardrail and was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car accident.
Parke Gordon Law Firm has seen hundreds of accident victims seriously injured for simply not wearing a seatbelt. Our experienced car accident lawyers feel it is important to notify and remind everyone to wear a seatbelt. Here’s why.
Car Crash Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are a leading cause of death for persons who have died before the age of thirty. More than 90 people were killed in a car accident every day in 2009. However, also in 2009, almost 13,000 people were said to be saved because they were wearing a seatbelt. If everyone had worn a seatbelt that year nearly 4,000 lives would have been saved.
How a Seatbelt Helps During a Car Crash
If those statistics were not convincing enough to always wear a seatbelt in the car, here is how a seatbelt helps during a car crash.
- A seatbelt is designed to hold you in your seat in the event of a car accident. Although you may be flung forward from the force of a crash, the seatbelt will absorb the force with little to no damage to you.
- Seatbelts are connected to a retractor mechanism allowing you to move forward but restrain during a car accident.
- The protection of a seatbelt allows you to remain in the vehicle during a crash. Persons ejaculated from the vehicle during a car accident are highly less likely to survive.
- While it is true seatbelts can contribute to serious injury in a high impact crash, nearly all safety experts agree that buckling up will increase your chance of survival dramatically.
Car Accident Lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Kennewick
The auto accident attorneys and lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm are aggressive, experienced and highly motivated to get you the compensation you deserve. Our local attorneys for car accidents will help you obtain more money, faster. The law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Kennewick also offers a free consultation to accident victims. This means you will be able to talk to an experienced lawyer about your case without paying any fees. In fact, you pay nothing until your case is settled. Call our Tri-Cities law firm today at (509) 582-7274.
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