The nationwide seat belt law is producing some beneficial results all over the country, especially in Alabama.
According to auto accident statistics for Alabama, the number of wrongful deaths after accidents has seen a decline from 1,208 in 2006 to 1,110 in 2007. Wrongful death statistics for 2008 are still unavailable. So far this year, there have only been 278 accident deaths in comparison to 286 deaths at the same time in 2007.
Seat belts significantly reduce the incidence of wrongful death after auto accidents, although some people still choose not to use them.
Whether you are involved in SUV rollover accidents, drunk driving accidents, or commercial truck accidents, seat belts can increase your safety.
Auto accidents are life-threatening events, and the best way you can protect yourself from severe injuries and even death is by wearing your seat belt. The safety devices inside a car like airbags and headrests are designed to work in conjunction with seat belts and are not substitutes for them.
If you have been involved in any form of motor vehicle accident caused by another driver, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and property damage. If you would like to schedule an initial claim evaluation with an experienced auto accident lawyer, please contact Long & Long in Mobile, Alabama.