Phoenix, AZ – Whenever anyone is about to drive their vehicle, there are some very simple things that they can do to prevent or minimize the possibility of being involved in a car accident and sustaining injuries. Wearing a seatbelt is required by law everywhere in the United States, and there are a number of reasons why. The most significant reason for this law is that seatbelts have been universally shown to reduce the possibility of severe harm when a collision happens. However, injuries are still possible after all accidents and it is important for those who experience medical problems after a crash to get legal help.
State data and laws about seatbelts and car safety
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has published a summary of information about seatbelt use and state law. These laws apply to all drivers and passengers in their vehicles in the Phoenix metro area.
Their research has shown that many drivers in the state fear the fines and citations associated with not wearing a seatbelt more than the possibility of an injury, but the data shows that harm from traffic accidents is very real. Approximately every nine seconds, someone is hurt in a car crash in the United States. Similar data has also proven that wearing a seatbelt is the most effective and simplest way to prevent severe, life changing harm during a car accident.
Parents are also required to make sure that their children follow these laws. The department has found that parents who have poor safety habits will consistently teach these habits to their children. The Arizona Statutes provide regulations related to car seats and booster seats for young children who cannot fit into standard seatbelts as well.
In addition to these state laws, car insurance policies may also have seatbelt requirements. This means that all drivers should obey the state laws to ensure that their insurance claim will be processed and paid.
Health problems and injuries that occur during and after accidents
There are some problems like neck and back injuries, whiplash, and broken bones that are possible after any motor vehicle crash, even if the driver and passengers are secured with seatbelts. Lawyers who file personal injury cases use their knowledge and expertise to help these victims receive an appropriate amount of compensation relative to their injuries from the person or business responsible.
Car accident lawyers assist victims with their civil cases
Some attorneys gain years of experience helping people with the process of getting paid through a lawsuit or settlement after an accident. Southwest Injury Law is a firm operated by seasoned lawyers who routinely assist victims who were harmed in a motor vehicle crash.
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