Common Myths about Seat Belts
Seat belts are one of the most important motor vehicle safety features. In fact, seat belts save roughly 14,000 lives every year across the United States. Unfortunately, a high percentage of people do not wear seat belts, putting their own lives and other people in the vehicle at risk of an injury.
Seat belts are effective in preventing serious injuries in car accidents, but only if they are worn and work properly. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident from a faulty seat belt, you need to take legal action today. Contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.
Seat Belt Myths
Myths about seatbelts are sometimes the reason people disregard their seat belts. The attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. hope that by clearing up some of these false thoughts about seat belts, more people will choose to use these valuable safety devices. Some of the most common myths about seat belts include the following:
MYTH: Seat belts can cause serious injuries such as broken bones or internal damage.
TRUTH: Seat belts rarely cause damage unless they are faulty, and statistics show you are more likely to be injured from being ejected from the vehicle than contact with a seat belt.
MYTH: Seat belts are uncomfortable.
TRUTH: Seat belts are uncomfortable when used incorrectly, and there are adjustments that can be made to your seat belt to ensure that it fits across you the right way,
MYTH: I don’t need a seat belt when I’m riding in the back seat.
TRUTH: Many people do not wear belts in the back seat but this can be very dangerous. Riders in the back seat can be thrown from the vehicle and can also put belted drivers and passengers at risk of an injury if they collide with them.
For more information about how seat belts can benefit you in the event of an accident, or to talk with an attorney about pursuing legal action against a faulty seat belt or car company, contact the Rhinelander car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.