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Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Applauds Seat Belt Use Milestone

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 29, 2010

Results from the latest survey of seat belt use in Washington were released recently and they show that the use rate has jumped to 97.6 percent. This is the biggest improvement in years and is expected to be one of the highest in the nation.

The State Patrol cites about 47,000 people annually for failing to buckle up. The “Click it or Ticket Project” which is the primary enforcement seat belt law has resulted in a 21% drop in vehicle occupant deaths, from an average of 518 from 1995 to 2002, to an average of 410 from 2003 to 2009. During those same time periods serious injuries from traffic crashes dropped 25%. Read the rest »

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Urges Proper Seat Belt Use

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on September 3, 2010

Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer Urges Proper Seat Belt Use  After a High Speed Collision Leaves a Washington State Woman without Seatbelt in Critical Condition

A 19-year old woman is in critical condition after being ejected from her vehicle during a collision on Evergreen Parkway in Olympia, Washington State. The woman failed to negotiate a left hand curve on the roadway, causing the vehicle to roll over and eject her from the car. Four occupants in her car suffered minor injuries. Read the rest »

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