Car accidents occur constantly. But many crash-related wrongful deaths and brain injuries can be avoided by wearing seatbelts.
In September, 2008, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) noted for passenger vehicle accidents: “Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used reduce the risk of fatal injury by front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent. In 2006 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 15,383 lives.”
NHTSA statistics show general seat belt usage up incrementally and wrongful deaths decreasing. This Valentine’s Day, be sure that your loved ones and you “buckle up” to minimize the chance of wrongful death and brain injury.