According to Wikipedia, " The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that death risks for a driver wearing a lap-shoulder seat belt are reduced by 48 percent." The link above is a sad reminder that seatbelts can save lives.
The United States first passed the seat belt law in New York State in 1984, and slowly but surely the rest of the nation followed.
At the Leon Law Firm, we believe that you should buckle up because it is the law! And we remind you, that unfortunately there have been cases of seat belt failure and malfunction. When working properly the seat belt is an important defense in automobile accidents, when a seat belt fails to work it can cause injury or even death. When an occupant of a car is hurt or killed despite wearing a seatbelt, it is reasonable and necessary to ask WHY?
If you or someone you know has been involved in such an accident - Please call us here at the Leon Law Firm so that we can protect the rights of you and YOUR family.