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Fatal Auto Accident is a Reminder of the Important of Seatbelts

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An elderly Utah man was killed in a single vehicle rollover accident. According to the police report, the man veered into the median, but as he tried to turn back onto the road, he overcorrected and rolled the vehicle. The man was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Investigators do not know what caused the man to veer off the road, but said alcohol and speeding were not factors. He died at a local hospital.

Could a seat belt have saved this man’s life? While it is true that some auto accidents are so devastating that no amount of safety equipment could have saved the driver or passengers, seatbelt use would almost certainly have saved many. At a minimum, seatbelts can prevent an occupant from being thrown through the windshield or ejected from the vehicle.

Seatbelts continue to be the single most effective protection device in your vehicle. So, why despite the risk of serious injuries or death, do many people still neglect to wear seat belts? I encourage all of my readers to make safety a habit. Even if you survive the impact, it doesn’t mean that your internal organs would survive the blow.


The next time you get in an automobile, remember to buckle up first. Should you be involved in an accident, you and your loved ones will be glad you did.

Mark Bello has thirty-five years experience as a trial lawyer and thirteen years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by a plaintiff involved in pending, personal injury, litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Business Associate of the Florida, Mississippi, Connecticut, Texas, and Tennessee Associations for Justice, and Consumers Attorneys of California, member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board