Safety for passengers

Car accident attorney work hard to protect the rights of every Charlotte, NC passenger, whether they travel in public or private vehicles. Passenger safety needs to be a top priority for every motorist; whether you are a driver or a passenger. Protecting yourself in the event of a crash can help you avoid a lot of pain in your life. When a driver takes control of the wheel, he or she is not just responsible for their own safety. They are also responsible for the safety of their passengers and pedestrians. If you are a professional driver for public transportation, your passengers are counting on you to get them to their destination safely, and in one piece.

Seat belts

In addition to operating your vehicle safely, you are expected to insist that your passengers wear seat belts. They should wear them even if it is just a short trip. Seat belts have proven for decades that they are the most effective way to protect you and your passengers. Always insist that your passengers buckle up, and that children are riding in appropriate car seats. Most modern cars provide crumple free zones, this makes driving and riding safer than ever before.

Child passengers

A child should never be riding in a car without a proper car seat or restraint system. Parents, caregivers, and baby sitters are required to make sure that they are using the appropriate seats or restraints for the child’s age and size. If you need specific information The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) establishes standards and publishes up-to-date information on size guidelines for age and weight appropriate child safety seats in every state.

Passenger injury

When a driver is negligent or careless, he or she can be held liable when passengers get injured in a crash. Motorists should never drive distracted, or engage in dangerous behavior such as texting while operating a vehicle. They also should never consider driving while impaired. Buckling your seatbelt is important, but it is no guarantee that you will not be injured in an accident. The technology and safety standards today are higher, and the goal is to help drivers and their passengers to survive crashes. Unfortunately, it is possible that even when properly buckled in, severe car accidents can leave drivers and/or passengers in the hospital with devastating injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash with an unsafe driver, contact an experienced Charlotte car accident attorney for a consultation.

Speak with one of the top car accident attorneys in Charlotte, NC

Even if you are not sure that you have a case, you have nothing to lose by seeking advice from a car accident attorney from the Olive Law Firm. They have been helping residents of North Carolina seek justice for nearly 60 years. Consultations are free and you never pay a fee until you have won your case. Consult with a car personal injury attorney from the Olive Law Firm in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville, NC, as well as the surrounding areas.

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