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Vehicle Safety, Wrecks and Vulnerabilities of Occupants

Is Your Seat Safe?

Michael Ehline at the court
The United States Supreme Court

Anyone involved in an auto crash knows it can have a devastating conclusion. In a recent road safety conference, Dr. Amit Gupta presented analysis from data of almost 4,000 accident victims.

Most Crashes Happen With a Passenger in the Car – Why?

Also, it shows passengers suffer the most harm with severe injury. Furthermore, 70% of fatalities in car crashes happened with a passenger in the vehicle. Children are always the most vulnerable. Passengers have no control in a collision, which also leaves them with a seatbelt for protection. Gupta also says two-wheeled vehicle riders are at particular risk for dying or severe injuries.

Whether the passenger was in the vehicle that caused the crash or the auto that had gotten hit. Attorney Michael Ehline believes a personal injury lawyer’s work is helping the harmed crash passenger to get the compensation for their wounds.

More Safety Protection

Passengers in recent years have more protection with safety features automakers have installed if they are in a crash. As a result, this includes safety features like side impact airbags. These are available for every seat in vehicles.

Adults in California are advised to wear seatbelts and children under the age of 16 requires the wearing of belts. It is not a current law for adults to buckle up like in some other states.  Ehline caution’s no matter what age it is important to wear a seatbelt as a front seat passenger or in the backseat. Safety belts are one of the ways passengers can decrease the risk of serious harm or death in a crash.

Why Should You Keep Your Eyes on the Road?

Passengers who pay attention to the road reduce the possibility of driver distraction. Also, they are the second set of eyes on traffic. Safety advocates and doctors who treat car crash victims believe driver distraction is avoidable. The data proves in some cases that the passenger can help avoid road accidents seconds before they happen. So this is done by warning the driver of a potential collision they might not have seen.

It may not be possible to avoid a collision even with an observer’s eyes on the road. When a Los Angeles car accident causes you or a loved one to suffer harm Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC can help. Because of this, our lawyers have helped many passengers get the best possible settlement for crash injuries. Contact the law office for a free consultation toll-free at 888-400-9721.


Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline sufferred a horrific rollover accident when he was young. Dealing with his injury lawyers, and the medical industrial complex made Mike want to study law. So after his tour in the U.S. Marines, and running several small businesses, Ehline went for it. Check out some of his Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer Verdicts and Settlements. Now Ehline is a highly successful, ambitious car crash lawyer. He operates ELFPI.com, which is an accident and injury law practice based in Los Angeles, CA.

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