CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Seatbelts and Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 63 percent of all people killed in car accidents are not wearing a seatbelt. Under Florida law, all front seat occupants of a passenger vehicle must wear a seatbelt. In June of 2009, Florida became one of the first states in the nation to make not wearing a seatbelt a primary offense. This means that failure to wear your seatbelt is reason enough for a police officer to stop your car and issue a ticket.
The NHTSA estimates that nearly 10,000 people survive car accidents every year due to seatbelt usage, yet the data they collected showed that seatbelts were only used by 81 percent of all drivers. When you get into any vehicle, taking time to buckle up can save your life. However, even with the use of seatbelts, catastrophic personal injury in a car accident is a possibility.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you deserve aggressive representation from one of the Orlando car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael Barszcz. We have recovered over $100 million dollars for our clients and will fight to assure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Despite seatbelt use, the NHTSA reports that around 100,000 people sustain serious injury and another 4,100 die every year in car accidents. Seatbelt defects result from issues such as design flaws, assembly errors, improper labeling, and insufficient directions.
Seatbelt defects result from issues such as design flaws, assembly errors, improper labeling, and insufficient directions.