A car accident has the potential to change a person’s life in an instant. In the second that it takes for a crash to happen, a victim could be left with serious injuries, damage to his or her personal property and debilitating financial losses. Seatbelts are safety features designed to minimize the harmful physical effects of a crash, but many motorists do not use them. Texas authorities and safety advocates are hoping to change that.
Click It or Ticket Campaign
The state is initiating a safety campaign called Click It or Ticket in order to encourage more motorists to use their safety restraints in their vehicles. These belts can protect a person in the event of a crash, possibly reducing the physical impact of a collision. One supporter of this effort is a state resident who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a crash.
The woman states that she nearly lost her life in an accident seven years ago. Due to the fact that she was not wearing a seatbelt, she broke nearly every bone in her body. She is no longer able to walk or talk normally. Others may also suffer more severe injuries if they are not wearing seatbelts, even in a low-speed crash.
The impact of an accident
Even when wearing a seatbelt, a Texas accident victim may suffer injuries due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person. In this situation, it would be appropriate to pursue compensation through a civil claim. This process allows a victim to recoup losses, seek justice and fight for what he or she needs for a full recovery.