Wearing Your Seat-belt is Important

Just last night, a 20-year old female from Hartsville was killed in a one-car accident. She hadn’t been wearing a seat-belt and was thrown from her car. Police don’t know what caused the accident.

Here’s what we know:

  • Many things affect your likelihood to be seriously injured in a car wreck, but the most important by far is the seat belt.
  • Research has shown that seat belts lower your risk of fatal injury by 45%.
  • More than 3/4 of people who are ejected from the vehicle while not wearing them are killed.
  • Wearing a seat-belt has been shown to save over 10,000 lives per year.

Statistics like this should not be ignored, and nor should your safety.

For your own good, don’t make a fatal mistake, always wear your seat-belt. But, if you or someone you know has been hurt in an accident, and it wasn’t their fault, call Bill Green. He can get you the help you deserve.

With all of this being said, we do want you to be aware that just because a person forgot to buckle doesn’t make them less entitled to the right settlement. If you were still hurt because of the driver who hit you, that’s the bottom line and you very well may still be entitled to compensation, which can be gained with the help of a car wreck lawyer. Bill Green is available to help in Charleston, Columbia and other parts of our state.