For decades, seat belts have been part of most discussions about traffic safety and the best ways to avoid a car accident injury or death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%. And yet many people still don’t buckle up when they head out on the road.
Here’s a tragic example: Three people were thrown from their vehicle in a recent Massachusetts SUV rollover because they were not wearing seatbelts. The accident happened just south of Boston, resulting in two passengers with traumatic, life-threatening car crash injuries. Sadly, the third passenger, a 12-year-old girl, died in the rollover wreck.
Boston personal injury attorney Mark E. Salomone urges all Massachusetts residents to remember that roads and highways—such as Interstate 90, the Mass Turnpike, I-91, Route 495 and Route 2—can be dangerous due to distracted driving, drunk drivers and asleep at the wheel truckers. People are injured every day through no fault of their own. While negligent drivers can cause injuries even to people who are buckled up, it’s important to not leave yourself completely vulnerable by not wearing a seat belt.
It is also vital to make sure your car does not have defective seatbelts, as they can be factors in car wreck injuries and deaths. Make sure you have regular maintenance and safety checks on your car, including all seatbelts.
If you suffered a car crash injury or you someone you love was killed in an auto accident due to a defective seatbelt, contact Springfield, Boston and Worcester personal injury attorney Mark E. Salomone for a free and confidential consultation. We serve all of Massachusetts, from Pittsfield to Cape Code. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1. We can help fight for your rights.
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