If you are one whom enjoys putting your feet up on the dash, during a car ride, this is a must read! You’re safety depends on it.
Airbags deploy between 100 and 220 Miles Per Hour (MPH). Now lets imagine you are taking a nap, while a friend is driving, with your feet up on the dashboard. Suddenly, the car in front of you slams on his brakes for a deer. Your friend tries to hit the breaks, but there wasn’t enough time, and she rear ends the driver in front. Regardless of whose fault it is, the airbags will deploy and where do you think your legs end up?
Two Years ago, CBS News did a report on a woman in Georgia whose story will surely deliver my message. Audra Tatum was involved in a motor vehicle accident while she was a passenger with her legs crossed and one foot on the dashboard. The airbag did it’s job by deploying. Unfortunately, the force of the airbag sent her foot speeding towards her face. This accident left Ms. Tatums’ nose broken, ankle broken as well as her femur and arm. Ms. Tatum hopes shared her story with CBS in hopes to raise awareness of this very possible outcome.
Although you might not hear about many of these accidents, believe me they are common. Knowing how to prevent such accidents is the first thing I hope you learned reading this. Secondly, if you are ever in a motor vehicle accident, you need a team of people who are experienced and can help with not only the paperwork but getting you back to pre-accident condition! At The Law Offices of Richard S. Binko, we have been fighting for our clients rights and compensation for over 30 years. our reputation is what keeps us one of the best kept secrets in Western New York. Call us today for a free case evaluation. 716-895-5500. Visit us at www.rsbinkolaw.com Your Personal Injury Experts (truck accident, car accident, boating accident, biking accident, construction accident, scaffolding injury, slip-n-falls)