Lake Forest personal injury lawyers are always hard at work when it comes to protecting people’s rights, especially those who are occupants and passengers in public vehicles and private vehicles. Vehicle safety should always be a top priority for everyone who is riding in a vehicle; it does not matter if the person is a driver or riding in the back seat. In the event of an unexpected crash, it is extremely important to be protected.
When you are driving you are not only responsible for yourself, but you are also responsible for others who are riding in the vehicle with you. Your passengers are depending on you to get them to wherever you are going, and they hope to get their safely.
You should not only practice safe driving habits when it comes to obeying the laws and traffic signals, but you should also insist that everyone in your vehicle click their seat belts before the car moves. You may say that you are just going around the corner to a nearby store, but something tragic can happen regardless of the time it takes to get to a destination. When everyone is properly wearing a seat belt, you are improving the chances of everyone’s safety, including yours. Everyone who is in your care should want a safe outcome, so they should have no problem putting on their seat belts when you insist that they do.
What About The Children?
All children should be secured in a car seat or any other age appropriate child restraint system. Anyone who has a responsibility of taking a child somewhere should always make sure the child has the proper car seat or booster seat that meets the age limit and weight limit.
What Happens When Someone Is Injured?
If the driver is seen as negligent or irresponsible and a passenger is injured, the driver could be held responsible for those injuries. A driver should never let anything pull the attention away from driving. This means no using the cell phones and no driving while intoxicated.
Clicking your seat belt and wearing it properly is important, but that is not a guarantee that you will never be in an accident. When you buckle up, you still have to be a safe driver. A severe accident can cause drivers and passenger serious injuries and/or death. This will result in families being devastated and confused about what happen. You never want your negligent actions to result in someone else being harmed.
If you received injuries because you were riding with an unsafe driver or if someone you loved died as a result of an unsafe driver, contact us for a consultation.