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Far too often we hear of a fatal auto accident where someone killed wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a single-vehicle accident left one teen dead and two others injured.  The auto accident occurred early Saturday morning after a 19-year-old driver of a Honda Accord skidded into a ditch.  A 17-year-old passenger was ejected after the vehicle hit a rock wall and overturned.  The driver and another 17-year-old passenger were treated for injuries at a local hospital.  None of the occupants were wearing a seat belt.

This accident is still under investigation.  Driver distraction, speeding, or inexperience may have played a role in the accident, but wearing a seat belt may have saved a young man’s life.

Seat belts don’t guarantee occupants will survive an accident; they don’t stop every potential fatality from occurring.  They do, however, continue to be the single most effective protection device in a vehicle; they do significantly increase the likelihood that occupants will live to tell the story.  Just ask a 16-year-old Georgia teen who had a similar accident.

“A seat belt prevented me from being ejected from my car.  Driving home, I fell asleep. When she I opened my eyes, I realized that I had crossed two lanes and was driving in a ditch. The next thing I knew, my car flipped and glass was flying everywhere. When my car finally stopped, I was upside down, but alive.  I escaped with minor injuries thanks to wearing my seat belt.”

Each and every time you get into a vehicle, whether the driver or a passenger, protect yourself from being another statistic – buckle up!

Lawsuit Financial is a pro-justice lawsuit funding company that strongly supports a national ban on texting while driving.  Owner and founder, Mark Bello has thirty-six years experience as a trial lawyer and fourteen years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. Lawsuit Financial Corporation helps provide 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, Member of Public Justice, Public Citizen, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board

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