You have been told since you were a child that you should always wear your seatbelt for safety. Still, many people find excuses not to buckle up. If you are in a hurry or if the seat \belt feels too uncomfortable around your body, you are less likely to follow the safety procedures you were taught. This can have a devastating impact if you are involved in an Orlando accident.
Recent statistics from the Florida Highway Patrol office show that motorists who do not wear their seatbelts are more likely to be fatally injured if they are involved in an Orlando car accident. Likewise, if air bags are not working, injuries have been shown to be statistically worse. Here are some of the findings of the Florida Highway Patrol office that may have you reaching for your seatbelt next time you get in a car:
- 34% of people killed in Florida auto accidents were not wearing their seatbelt.
- 26% of people, who sustained incapacitating or severe injuries, were not wearing their seatbelt.
- In 12% of fatalities and 4% of incapacitating accidents, the air bags did not deploy in the event of the collision.
- In 22% of the fatal accidents and 6% of accidents resulting in incapacitating injuries, air bags were deployed but the victims were not wearing their seatbelts.
Hire an Experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney
Safety equipment is crucial to protecting your life and helping prevent serious injury. If you have been hurt in an auto accident, you may need the help of a skilled Orlando personal injury attorney. Contact the compassionate team at Michael T. Gibson, P.A., to learn more about how we can help with your claim. Call us today toll free at 888-465-1577.