Austin Attorneys Who Represent Injured Passengers
Any time we are on the road, we put our trust in other drivers to drive safely and responsibly. But when we are passengers in a vehicle, we also put our trust in the person driving us. When a vehicle collision occurs, passengers are just as likely to suffer severe injuries as drivers. In fact, the risks of injury or death are significantly higher for back seat passengers due to a lower rate of seatbelt use. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed that unbuckled rear seat passengers were eight times more likely to be hurt or killed in a crash than buckled back seat passengers.