Posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2024 at 2:07 pm    

It’s time to talk seatbelts. Not just because that annoying chime won’t leave you alone until you click it but because it’s one of the best tools at your disposal if you come face to face with the unexpected. And when the unexpected takes the form of a car accident, as it so often does, that seatbelt could be the difference between a minor bump and a life-altering injury – a difference that matters quite a bit, especially if you’re considering filing a personal injury claim.

At the Tiemann Law Firm, we care about our clients’ physical, mental, and financial well-being, and we want to do everything we can to protect them. That’s why you need to make sure you’re buckled up when you’re on the road, and we hope this post will convince you to do so.

Seatbelts Save Lives

It’s not a secret; it’s science. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that seatbelts reduce the risk of fatal injury in passenger cars and light trucks by a whopping 51%. That’s not just a number; it’s families staying whole, careers uninterrupted, and lives preserved.

Seatbelts Reduce the Severity of Injuries

Even in unavoidable accidents, wearing a seatbelt can mean the difference between a cracked windshield and a fractured skull. NHTSA also tells us that seatbelts reduce the risk of serious injury by 65%. That could mean avoiding surgery, lengthy recoveries, and a lifetime of pain – all factors that significantly impact your ability to heal and move forward.

Seatbelts Can Strengthen Your Personal Injury Claim

Accidents happen, and when they do, the law takes things like “reasonable precautions” into account. Not wearing a seatbelt, despite its proven effectiveness and legal requirement in most states, can be viewed as a form of negligence or otherwise held against you. This can weaken your claim, potentially reducing your compensation or making it harder to attain.

Why Seatbelts Matter for Your Personal Injury Claim

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a car accident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.

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Michael T. Testimonial

I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

Herb T. Testimonial

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.