Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents. While safety improvements have helped to decrease the number of injuries and fatalities, still almost half of the people who have been killed in crashes were not wearing seatbelts. According to the NHTDS, 37,133 people in the U.S died in a motor vehicle accident in 2017. Of those, 14,000 could have been prevented if the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Like many other states, Texas has seat belt laws in place to protect those in vehicles. All occupants of a vehicle over the age of 15 must wear a seat belt. Those under the age of 17 must be secured by either a seat belt or a child safety seat.
Seat belts are a necessity, in order to protect everyone in the vehicle. Seat belts can prevent a person from getting serious injuries, and help you survive in life-threatening crashes. Not only is wearing a seatbelt in your best interest but its also the law. Police officers can pull over drivers for failure to wear their seatbelt. If you or any of your passengers are caught not wearing your seatbelt, you could be fined up to $200 per person.
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Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney. Villarreal and Begum is a local San Antonio firm that will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website. The Law Guns will fight for you.