- February 17, 2023
- In accidents
While you may not consider it so, driving is a hazardous activity. If you are a seasoned driver, it is easy to forget how quickly one simple mistake can substantially harm you, your passengers, and the other motorists around you. When accidents occur, various factors affect the degree of injury and damage that results from that crash. One of the factors relating to the harm suffered in an accident is the location of your seat in the vehicle. In some cases, some seats are safer than others. This article will discuss which seats in a car are more dangerous or likely to result in harm to yourself or a passenger in the event of a collision.
Skilled California Personal Injury Representation
No matter the accident, the destruction of property and medical needs resulting from a collision can be devastating. Given the rising costs of medical care, insurance, and vehicles, it does not take much for the amount required to replace or repair a car and receive the necessary medical care to add up. When these accidents occur, you may not know what to do or who to turn to. Depending on the particular accident, it may be challenging to determine who is at fault and how to obtain compensation from those responsible for your damages.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can help you establish your case and receive the compensation and assistance you need. The personal injury attorneys at Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates have extensive experience and are ready to represent you. To learn more about personal injury representation or to schedule your initial case consultation, call 888-848-5084 or visit our website today.
The Most Dangerous Seats In A Car
As discussed above, many factors can affect whether you are injured in an auto accident. Some factors include speed, size, travel direction, collision area, and vehicle safety features. However, the insurance institute for highway safety (IIHS) performed a study in 2020 analyzing, among other factors, passenger occupant death deaths by seating position. In 2020, the majority of passengers killed in accidents were drivers. This means that those operating the vehicle were most likely to be killed in passenger vehicle accidents, amounting to 76%.
While in 2020 drivers saw the most deaths in auto accidents, the causes of those accidents vary widely from year to year. The types of vehicles, the age, the size, and the location of impact during the accident can make a substantial difference in who is harmed during an accident. Additionally, the lack of safety features or failure to use safety features available, like seat belts, contributes substantially to the rate of incidents involved in accidents. As a general rule, no matter which seat you are sitting in, it is crucial that you always use your seat belt to mitigate or prevent serious injury or even death in the event of an accident.
Hiring A California Personal Injury Attorney
Being involved in an auto accident, no matter how insignificant, can substantially impact your day-to-day life. Financial hardships are common after accidents due to the associated high costs of repair or emergency medical attention. When these costs arise, it is crucial that those who are responsible pay and are held accountable. However, it can be challenging to determine who is responsible for these accidents, given how quickly they occur and the various factors involved. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you with this complicated process, so you get the compensation and assistance you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates understand what is at stake and are ready to fight for you. To learn more or schedule your initial case consultation, call 888-848-5084 or visit our website today.
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