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Attorney for Seatbelt Injuries
Injuries Caused By Seatbelts In Car Accidents
Basic Texas Seat Belt Laws
A person commits an offense if:
- is at least 15 years of age;
- is riding in a passenger vehicle while the vehicle is being operated;
- is occupying a seat that is equipped with a safety belt; and
- is not secured by a safety belt
Seat Belt Injury Facts and Statistics
- 4,617 individuals suffered from lap injuries after using a seat belt. That accounts for an injury rate of 24.2 percent.
- 81,461 individuals suffered from lap/shoulder injuries after using a seat belt. That accounts for an injury rate of 25.2 percent.
- 129,327 individuals suffered injuries as a result of using no seat belt, at an injury rate of 54.6 percent
Research Studies on Internal Organ Damage from Seat Belt Use
- Suffered from an increase in abdominal tenderness;
- Suffered from bowel injuries;
- Suffered from an increase in higher mortality and morbidity rates involving a delayed diagnosis of bowel injuries.
Types of Seat Belt Injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Fractured sternum
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal bleeding and trauma
- Abdominal injuries
- Bowel injuries
- Skin abrasions
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