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Deadly Maui Traffic Accident Highlights the Importance of Seatbelts, says Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock

SOURCE Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock

The Los Angeles based personal injury law firm comments on a recent article that proper use of vehicle safety features is, very literally, a matter of life and death.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A January 19 article from KHON2 detailed a Maui deadly single-car crash in which one occupant died and two individuals suffered life-threatening injuries. While the article says that the specifics of what caused the crash are still unknown, it was evident that none of the three passengers were wearing seatbelts, which almost certainly contributed to the severity of the casualties. Los Angeles based personal injury law firm Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock says that, while today's vehicles sport some ingenious innovations, people must still remain vigilant while driving and keep in mind that safety features won't work if drivers and passengers won't use them properly.

The personal injury law firm says that choosing not to utilize a vehicle's most basic and proven safety feature like a seat belt is simply foolhardy. The bottom line, it says, is that seat belts work. While they obviously do not prevent accidents, even the very best drivers can still be involved in a serious accident due to any number of unfortunate circumstances. The company notes that seatbelts may have saved many millions of lives since Ford Motors first made them an option during the mid-1950s, especially after their inclusion in cars became legally mandated in all U.S. states except New Hampshire, the "Live Free or Die" state.

The Law Offices of Burg & Brock says that human error or negligence by one or more parties is almost always the culprit in an accident – and one of the worst mistakes, short of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, is to get behind the wheel while sleepy. It adds that sleep-deprived driving may not yet have the same stigma as drinking or texting while driving, but it is just as deadly and the Maui accident took place shortly before 4:00 a.m. The firm notes that, as certain state-of-the-art features become more standard, many drivers may get a false sense of security from features like automated driving systems. However, driving while impaired by lack of sleep is both illegal and extremely irresponsible.

The law firm concludes by noting that driving always carries with it some risk. It says that even the most alert driver must buckle up – and ensure that all passengers do the same – whenever they get behind the wheel.

Readers who are in need of a personal injury attorney can contact Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock by calling (800) 926-8197 or by visiting their website at


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