Deaths Rise Among Unbuckled Drivers | Denver Auto Accident Lawyer

In 2011, the number of people in Colorado who died while NOT wearing seat belts in traffic accidents increased for the first time since 2002, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Although this number has been declining for about ten years, along with overall traffic fatalities, the number, unfortunately, went back up last year. All Colorado residents need to understand that under Colorado law, seat belts are mandatory for anyone sitting in the front seat of a car or truck, as is proper use of child safety seats for all children under age 9.

Has the negligence of another driver caused a serious injury? Speak with an experienced Denver auto accident lawyer immediately.

164 people were killed while driving or riding unrestrained in cars and trucks in 2010; that number rose 14% to 187 in 2011. Based on observation, general seat belt use, which had steadily increased until 2007, has stalled at about 81%, and has not increased significantly since. Fastening your seat belt as soon as you get in the car may well be the simplest, and most effective way to protect your life in the event of an auto accident.

If an auto accident has resulted in a serious injury, speak with a dedicated Denver auto accident lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. An experienced, aggressive Denver auto accident lawyer can ensure that the negligent party in the accident takes responsibility, and that you don’t suffer financial hardship on top of physical injury for someone else’s recklessness. Keith Fuicelli has helped countless people in Denver and around the state of Colorado to recover compensation and hold the negligent party responsible. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Keith at Fuicelli and Lee, PC today at (303)355-7202.

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