It is a widely known fact that seat belts save lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States. Furthermore, statistics show that more than 50 percent of drivers and passengers killed in motor vehicle crashes over the past years were not wearing seat belts. Sadly, our Virginia motor vehicle accident attorneys have seen the impact that a devastating car crash can have on an individual and his or her family, and we know the importance of wearing a seat belt. Nobody plans on being in a car accident, but being cautious and practicing safe habits while driving can save your life. Not only can a seat belt protect you from serious injury, it can also protect you from dying if you are in a serious crash.
How Seat Belts Save Lives
Our Washington, D.C., car crash lawyer explains how a seat belt can keep you safe and save your life if you are in a crash:
- Keeps the driver and passengers inside the vehicle instead of being thrown from the car
- Spreads the force of impact throughout the body
- Protects the spinal cord and brain
- Restrains strong parts of the body
- Helps the driver maintain control of the car during an accident
Be sure to adjust the seat belt straps appropriately for yourself and any passengers, particularly children. A loose seat belt will not protect you during a collision.
Our Fairfax Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Shevlin Smith, our attorneys want you to be safe while on the road. But if you are ever in a crash in Washington, D.C., or Virginia, call our office to speak with a Virginia motor vehicle accident lawyer about your accident. Our attorneys have years of experience and success representing clients involved in car and truck accidents. Call our office at (703) 721-4233 or complete the contact form on this page for a free consultation. The attorneys at Shevlin Smith are committed to helping you.