Seat Belts

A seat belt, also known as a safety belt, is a vehicle safety device designed to secure the occupant of a vehicle against harmful movement that may result during a collision or a sudden stop. A seat belt functions to reduce the likelihood of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by reducing the force of secondary impacts with interior strike hazards, by keeping occupants positioned correctly for maximum effectiveness of the airbag (if equipped) and by preventing occupants being ejected from the vehicle in a crash or if the vehicle rolls over. When driving the driver and passengers are travelling at the same speed as the car.
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  • Have We Seen An All-Time High For Seat Belt Use?

    … to an Experienced Philadelphia Auto Accident Attorney Now. If you have been involved in an auto accident, hopefully, you had a seat belt on, but you still may have been injured. If so, you should not wait to contact an attorney experienced in auto safety and auto accidents. Contact attorney Gabriel Levin with The Levin Firm today to talk about your options. Call us at (215) 825-5183 and so we can learn about your accident and how we can help. The post Have We Seen An All-Time High For Seat Belt Use? appeared first on . …

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 13 readers -
  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    … The categories that were used to rank each individual state included the following: Rate of fatalities for every 100,000,000 miles driven. Failure to obey motor vehicle laws (traffic signals, failing to wear seat belts, etc.). Drunk driving (percentage of fatal crashes that resulted because of alcohol use). Speeding (percentage of fatalities…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Dangers of Riding in Pickup Truck Beds

    … will seek compensation for you and your family. Why Truck Beds are so Unsafe Truck beds were never designed to carry passengers. These areas have no seat belts, and they usually do not have seats. Further, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety claims that truck beds are not designed to provide any sort of protection during an accident. When…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • Number of Fatal Car Accidents Up 10% Over Last Year

    … be (and was) said about seat belts in the 1060s. We all know texting and driving is a serious problem, but unless we take steps to address the issue, the problem will only continue to get worse. While the implementation of stricter laws on drunk driving and safer lanes for bikes provide solutions to many traffic-safety issues, there is also a need for continuing…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • How Distracted Walking Leads to Accidents

    … are not the only ones who can sustain serious injuries due to distracted walking. In some cases, drivers may see a distracted pedestrian step out into the road and they may swerve to avoid hitting the pedestrian, which can often cause them to collide with another vehicle. Such collisions can result in head and brain injuries, injuries from airbags or seat…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 19 readers -
  • “It Only Takes One”: MO Car Accident Safety

    … It Only Takes One Click to Save a Life Hey, St. Louis, safety advocates want you to spread the word: “It’s important that teen drivers realize it only takes ONE text, ONE drink, ONE call, ONE reach, ONE distraction to cause ONE fatal moment, but that ONE clicked seat belt could be the difference between life or death in a car crash…

    Bruning Legal- 36 readers -
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    … in motorcyclist fatalities; however, a total of 32 states (including Texas) leave the decision up to the riders. In 2012, Michigan repealed its helmet law (for the second time). Immediately after the law was repealed, doctors in emergency rooms noticed a sudden increase in serious head injuries from motorcycle crashes. The increase led to a three-year study…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • Will Texas Finally Ban Texting and Driving in 2017?

    … safety. According to one legislator, it appears that those who oppose such a law are more-concerned with personal freedom than public safety. While these arguments were also used to combat bills requiring air bags and seat belts many years ago, I think most of us can agree that protecting the “freedom” one gets from texting and driving is not worth…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Child Safety Seats

    … to 6 years old and from 40 to 60 lbs.: Must ride in a belt-positioning booster seat (backless or high-backed). At least 6 years old and more than 60 lbs.: Lap-shoulder belt or belt-positioning booster seat. (It is also recommended that the child be at least 4 ft 9 inches tall). Sizing Child Car Seats Therefore, the first rule of child safety seats…

    Houma Personal Injury Attorney- 34 readers -
  • Texas Car Accident Statistics

    … in 2015) involved at least one driver who was under the influence of alcohol. 35.54% of all motor vehicle deaths in Texas were caused by single-vehicle run-off-the-road crashes, which resulted in 1,255 deaths last year alone. 128,057 car accidents occurred in rural areas, leading to 1,925 fatalities. 390,520 car accidents…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 25 readers -
  • Airbag Injuries Resulting From Automobile Accidents

    … filed for patents in 1951, Hetrick in the U.S. and Linderer in Germany. It took more than another decade before car manufacturers improved upon the initial prototypes, which needed to inflate incredibly quickly. The car makers also understood that secondary injuries from airbags were possible and worked to mitigate this harm. By the 1970s…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Subaru Aims For Zero Car Accidents

    … and artificial intelligence technologies to improve driver assistance. Eyesight can decrease the power from the engine and apply the brakes in order to avoid a crash. It adjusts speed when the car is on cruise control to maintain a proper distance from vehicles. It even notifies drivers if they drift from their lane. EyeSight is already in the 2016…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Off Road Vehicle Injuries

    … to look out for on the most popular recreational vehicles: Golf Carts – Golfers in the Midwest have several months a year to enjoy this activity. Many golfers use golf carts to traverse miles, but riding does have inherent risks. First of all, most golf carts are not equipped with seat belts. Carts can tip easily since the distribution of weight…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 12 readers -
  • Defective Seat Belts in a Car Accident

    … are very different (and quite complex), our Dallas accident lawyers have decades of experience successfully resolving both types of claims for countless victims in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Explore your legal options. If you were further injured due to a defective or malfunctioning seatbelt, we can help you recover money damages to go…

    Amanda Payton/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
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