Many motorists are still not convinced of the benefits of seat belts. There are many reasons for this. However, most studies and crash test results conclude that you have a better chance of surviving a crash and less likely to be seriously injured in a San Diego car accident if you are buckled up.

Four Common Seat Belts Myths

Many seat belt myths keep drivers and passengers from buckling up. Four of the most popular myths include:

  1. You might be left trapped in your car during a car fire or accident involving water. Very rarely do seat belts become stuck and fail. As a matter of fact, it takes less than a second to take off a seat belt, and a seat belt will drastically reduce your chances of being knocked out in an accident.
  2. Many victims are thrown from a vehicle and walk away with only a scratch. This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. You are five times more likely to survive a crash if you are properly restrained and not thrown from your vehicle during a collision with another vehicle.
  3. There is nothing wrong with not wearing a seat belt when traveling around town. Statistics conclude that you are more than half as likely to lose your life in a car accident within 25 miles of your home. No matter where you are going, you should always ensure that you and your passengers are buckled up.
  4. Small children do not need to be in a safety seat when going down the street. It makes no difference where you are going. State law requires all young children, even if going down the street to the store, to be properly secured in a child safety seat. The DMV California Driver Handbook states that “car accidents are the number-one preventable cause of death for children.”

If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

No matter where you are and what safety precautions you take, a car accident can result in a serious accident injury. An experienced San Diego car accident attorney can help you build a successful case and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Order Your Free Informative Guide

A car accident can leave you facing some difficult questions. That is why you should order your free copy of our informative guide, What to Do in an Auto Accident. It will help you get started in understanding your case and your rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should call San Diego auto accident attorney Keith J. Stone at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW. He will vigorously defend your compensation rights.

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San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:

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Keith J. Stone also handles cases originating elsewhere in California and across the USA.