In Florida, 769 lives were saved by seat belts in car accidents in 2010. Nationwide, seat belts saved 12,546 lives that year. These numbers come from a statistical summary released earlier this month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The summary is titled “Traffic Safety Facts: Crash Stats.”
The summary goes on to state 69,000 lives have been saved by seat belts in auto accidents between 2006 and 2010. Numbers of lives saved are estimates based on the effectiveness of the devices.
Car accidents can cause a number of deadly injuries, including:
The NHTSA estimates another 3,341 lives could have been saved nationwide in fatal auto accidents if the victims had been wearing seat belts.
Even the most responsible drivers can be injured in a car accident caused by another motorist. Buckling up may be a critical component in avoiding a devastating tragedy. Even when we take every available precaution, serious injuries can still happen. If you were injured because of another person’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your expenses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Orlando or another Florida city, please contact the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D., to schedule a consultation with experienced accident lawyer Michael V. Barszcz.