3 Myths about Seat Belts
Seat belt use is mandated by law throughout the country, including Wisconsin, and for good reason. While the use of a safety belt can sometimes be uncomfortable or inconvenient, it is an incredibly important safety feature. Unfortunately, even if you are an incredibly safe driver, and utilize all available safety features, there is always a risk that another driver’s negligence could result in a serious accident.
Should another driver injure you in a car accident, the medical expenses necessary for treatment and recovery could be extremely high. With a Stevens Point car accident attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. on your side, you may be able to secure the compensation you need for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses from the party responsible for your accident. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more.
Misconceptions Regarding Seat Belts
While most people buckle up in the car without thinking, the following myths sometimes lead to individuals neglecting to use them:
- “My airbags will protect me.” Airbags are designed to work together with seat belts, and neglecting to use a seat belt will dramatically reduce the effectiveness of the airbags installed in your car.
- “I’m just heading around the block, a seat belt isn’t necessary.” Most accidents happen close to home, with over 50% of wrecks occurring within 5 miles of the victim’s residence.
- “A seat belt could trap me in the car in a fire.” The likelihood of a seat belt trapping a passenger in a car on fire is very low, while the likelihood of sustaining a serious injury due to not wearing a seat belt is very high.
Excuses to not wear a seat belt are just that: excuses. Always take advantage of the safety equipment available to you.
While proper seat belt use will reduce your risk of injury in an accident, another driver’s negligence can still cause you significant harm. If you have been injured in a car wreck, call the experienced Stevens Point car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.