Safety is something that some people don’t think about until they are involved in an accident. But as crash test videos online show, it is something very important that everyone should consider when buying a car. Fortunately, crash tests involving almost all makes and models of cars are available online. These videos from the 1960s show just how far safety has come and just how important it is when it comes to an accident.
There are several organization that rate vehicle safety, so people have many resources when it comes to finding this information. Unlike 50 years ago, cars are now equipped with safety features like side curtain airbags and crumple zones that significantly help keep a person and their family safe in an accident. All of these new safety features pale in comparison when it comes to an old classic, however, in keeping a person safe – the seat belt.
The single most important thing a person can do to prevent injury in a car accident is to wear a seat belt. Even if you just running a quick errand, wearing your seat belt can help prevent serious injury by keeping you from being thrown about the vehicle. It can also help prevent smashing your head into the windshield if the air bag doesn’t deploy. As a Portland injury lawyer, it is vital for each person in the car to buckle up every time.
If you have been injured in a car accident, whether you were wearing a seat belt or not, the personal injury lawyers at Johnson Law can get you the money you need as you focus on your health. We will aggressively fight to get you every penny you are entitled to after an injury accident. To learn more about how we can help after an accident, contact Johnson Law today for a free consultation.