Across the country, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for people 5 to 34 years old. One in five drivers will be involved in some type of serious automotive collision in the next year. While seat belts are intended to prevent injury, and studies have proven that seat belts do save lives, sometimes a seat belt restraint can escalate injuries incurred in a crash.
If you or a loved one has suffered a seat belt injury in a Sacramento car accident, call us today at (916) 777-7777.
Seat belts are meant to protect passengers in the event of an accident. Studies have shown that seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45 percent in most cases. Nevertheless, seat belts have also been shown to cause injuries as well.
With an auto accident injury occurring every 15 seconds and a traffic fatality occurring every 13 minutes, it is important to understand the potential risks associated with seat belts:
It can take several days for the symptoms of a seat belt injury to become apparent. The most common signs of seat belt injury include:
While seat belts are meant to restrain vehicle occupants in the event of an accident, they often contribute to damage incurred as a result of the crash. Common seat belt injuries include:
At the Arnold Law Firm, our team of personal injury lawyers believe that if you have been injured by the actions or negligence of another driver, you deserve both compassion and compensation for your losses. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge and expertise necessary to successfully litigate a California car accident injury claim.
There are no upfront costs and your initial case review is also free of charge.
We also offer free case evaluations to anyone who believes that they may have cause to file an injury claim. During an evaluation, a member of our team of legal professionals will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your losses.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Sacramento auto accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys, please call (916) 777-7777.