According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of one and 54. Although studies show that the regular usage of seat belts is an effective way to minimize injuries and save lives in car accidents, many individuals still choose to drive or ride in vehicles without using seatbelts. In most cases, seatbelt usage can reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. When combined with air bag features in vehicles, wearing seatbelt is one of the most effective ways to avoid injury if you are involved in a car crash.
Seatbelt usage in the state of Wisconsin continues to lag behind the rate of nationwide seatbelt usage. Whereas about 86% of drivers and front seat passenger nationwide use seatbelts, only about 80% of Wisconsin residents do so. Research has found that seatbelts work to reduce or prevent injuries to motor vehicle occupants in a number of different ways:
Despite the fact that motor vehicle accidents still result in deaths and injuries to occupants, the National Safety Council reports that seatbelt usage has been a major factor in the overall reduction of motor vehicle fatalities over the last several decades.
Seatbelts are an important safety feature that all drivers and passengers in any type of vehicle should use on a routine basis whenever entering a vehicle. However, sadly, seatbelts are sometimes not enough to prevent the occupants of vehicles from suffering serious injuries or even death in vehicle accidents. Fortunately, the Madison personal injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan handle personal injury cases on a daily basis, and we know how gather evidence and present your claim in a way that is best designed to get you the compensation that you and your family needs and deserves. Don’t hesitate to take the first step and call our office today in order to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Wisconsin auto accident lawyers.
Despite significant efforts made to improve safety in vehicles, drivers’ behaviors, and roadways nationwide, fatal accidents still occur throughout the United States on a relatively frequent basis, and fatalities from car accidents remain unacceptably high. […]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that drowsy driving is a serious problem on roadways throughout the United States. The dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness can and does easily result in injuries or […]
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.