A truck accident south of Malad occurred on I-15. Idaho State Police reported a semi truck pulling three trailers was involved in an accident while traveling southbound. The driver of a pickup truck struck the last trailer, drove off the right shoulder and then down the embankment finally coming to rest after rolling. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the truck accident. The driver of the semi truck was uninjured and reportedly was wearing a seatbelt.
Importance of Wearing a Seatbelt
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are a leading cause of death for persons who have died before the age of thirty. More than 90 people were killed in a car accident every day in 2009. However, also in 2009, almost 13,000 people were said to be saved because they were wearing a seatbelt. If everyone had worn a seatbelt that year nearly 4,000 lives would have been saved.
What a Seatbelt Does During a Truck Accident
If those statistics were not convincing enough to always wear a seatbelt in the car, here is how a seatbelt helps during a car crash.
- A seatbelt is designed to hold you in your seat in the event of a car accident. Although you may be flung forward from the force of a crash, the seatbelt will absorb the force with little to no damage to you.
- Seatbelts are connected to a retractor mechanism allowing you to move forward but restrain during a car accident.
- The protection of a seatbelt allows you to remain in the vehicle during a crash. Persons ejaculated from the vehicle during a car accident are highly less likely to survive.
- While it is true seatbelts can contribute to serious injury in a high impact crash, nearly all safety experts agree that buckling up will increase your chance of survival dramatically.
Car Accident Lawyers at Brent Gordon Law Firm
The auto accident attorneys and lawyers at Brent Gordon Law Firm are aggressive, experienced and highly motivated to get you the compensation you deserve. Our local attorneys for car accidents will help you obtain a settlement faster. The law firm of Brent Gordon offers a free consultation to all accident victims. This means you will be able to talk to an experienced lawyer about your case without paying any fees. In fact, you pay nothing until your case is settled. Call our Pocatello or Idaho Falls law office today at (208) 552-0467.
You Pay Nothing Until We Win Your Case
Idaho Falls Law Office
Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelley and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 3423 Merlin Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83404 Phone:(208) 552-0467
Gordon Law Idaho Falls
Pocatello Law Office
Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation. 154 North Main St. Pocatello, ID 83204 Phone:(208) 232-7274
Gordon Law Pocatello
Southeast Idaho Personal Injury Attorney Idaho Falls Personal Injury Attorney Pocatello Personal Injury Attorney Blackfoot Personal Injury Attorney Rexburg Personal Injury Attorney Rigby Personal Injury Attorney Car Accidents Worker's Compensation Semi Truck Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Wrongful Death Dog Bite Injuries Slip and Fall Accidents Bicycle Accidents Site Map