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Wearing Your Seat Belt

Ft. Lauderdale Automobile Accident Attorney

There are many concrete reasons why wearing a seat belt while driving is one of the smartest things you can do to be safe.  A prime example occurred Friday night when a female passenger was ejected from a car in a three car accident North Lauderdale.  It is reported that she was not wearing a seatbelt.  The other people involved in the accident suffered minor injuries, and were wearing seatbelts.

Along with sober driving and turning your cell phone off before you get in your car, wearing a seat belt is an essential safety precaution everyone should take while operating an automobile. As experienced Ft. Lauderdale automobile accident attorneys, we see the damages that can be caused by negligent Florida drivers every day. As Ft. Lauderdale Automobile Accident Attorneys, we represent people who have been injured or the families of those who have been killed by automobile driver negligence. There are many good reasons to wear a seatbelt while you are driving and to insist that your passengers wear theirs too.

The number one reason to wear a seat belt is that it can keep you from being thrown from your vehicle as a result of an automobile accident. Statistics show that a person is about five times more likely to be killed if they are thrown from their motor vehicle either due to a side impact collision or in a rollover accident.

Seat belts also keep the people who are in the vehicle from being thrown against each other. In the event of the sudden impact collision, wearing a seatbelt can prevent your backseat passengers from becoming human projectiles, being launched into the back of the front seat passengers or potentially through the windshield.

Shoulder strap seatbelts also can prevent the driver from attempting to reach into the back seat or passenger’s seat for items, momentarily having their attention taken off driving. Wearing a seat belt restrict the driver’s movement to being securely in the driver’s seat only.

Wearing a seat belt can keep the driver from being impaled on the steering column in the event of a head-on collision. Wearing a seatbelt in conjunction with properly working driver’s side airbags can also keep the driver from launching face first through the windshield.

Wearing seatbelts has save thousands of Ft. Lauderdale drivers from serious injuries or even death from automobile accidents. If you have been injured in a Ft. Lauderdale automobile accident and suspect negligence on the part of the other driver, please call The Maus Law Firm today.

irl died in a three-car collision in North Lauderdale Friday night

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