A study from the University of Alabama identifies that a person who is not wearing a seatbelt has as much as a 40 times higher risk of being killed in a car crash than those who buckle up. Public safety researchers analyzed crash records between 2013 and 2017. They identified that someone who is not restrained was much more likely to suffer severe injuries or be killed.
The study also identified that 9 out of every 10 people in a vehicle crash who do buckle their seatbelts are not seriously injured. The chances of being thrown out from a vehicle or around inside the vehicle are 337 times higher for those who do not wear a seatbelt.
Many people underestimate the importance of a seatbelt and decide to skip it because they are going on a short trip or on roads they are very familiar with. However, this can still lead to devastating accidents and severe injuries. If you have already been hurt in a serious San Diego vehicle accident, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. Seatbelt statistics show that it’s really beneficial to buckle up every time you’re in the car.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines