Seat Belt Use and Car Accidents

Using a properly adjusted seat belt when driving or a passenger in an automobile dramatically increases a person’s chances of surviving a motor vehicle accident.

Occupants of a car can become projectiles in a collision, seriously injuring themselves and others in the car. Although air bags are an excellent addition to an automobile’s safety features, they do not prevent you from being ejected from the car in a collision.

Statistics reveal there were over 6.2 million car accidents last year, with 2.2 million of those accidents resulting in injuries. Over 40,000 people lost their lives in those accidents. Many of the injuries and deaths could have been avoided had seat belts been in use in some cases. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states someone is killed every hour in this country because of failing to buckle up.

Over 60% of Americans who lost their lives in car accidents were not wearing their seat belts. Help yourself and those you care about stay safe and protected from the devastating effects of a car accident by making sure everyone is buckled-up every time you drive.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a car accident and you reside in Orlando, Florida or the surrounding area, please contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. today to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost to you to find out how to protect your legal rights and whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.