According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 15,000 lives around the nation are saved annually thanks to seatbelts. With an auto accident occurring every minute, it’s plain to see why you should be using your seatbelts every time you get into your car, whether you’re making a quick grocery run or you’re leaving West Valley City, Utah for a road trip to another state.
Here are the ways that a seatbelt can help keep you safe in the event of a car accident, and how they can help you avoid a call to your attorney. However, if you do need to hire an injury lawyer, contact our team at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. We can evaluate your case and help you when it comes to receiving compensation.
How Seatbelts Keep You Safe
Seatbelts are more complex than you think. These safety devices keep you safe in several ways. The first thing they do is keep you in the vehicle. In the event of an auto accident, a seatbelt will keep you inside your car. People thrown from a vehicle are four times most likely to die than those who remain in their vehicles.
Another thing seatbelts do is focus on the strongest part of the body and spread out the collision throughout the body. The hips and shoulders are the strongest parts of the body, and the seatbelt reduces the force of the impact.
Seatbelts also help reduce the chances of spinal and head injuries. The seatbelt will keep you from hitting your head on the dashboard, or if you’re in the backseat, the seat in front of you.
Seatbelts are one of the most important auto safety technologies to ever be invented. While they are efficient in reducing the chances of serious injury, you should still consult an attorney if you’ve been involved in an auto accident.