The day you were involved in an auto accident may have begun like any other typical day. Perhaps you drove your kids to school or commuted to work, or both. When you clocked out at work, you were looking forward to meeting your spouse at your favorite local pub for a fish sandwich and a beer. You never arrived there because you wound up in a hospital instead. If another motorist's negligence was responsible for your injuries, you may face an emotional, as well as physical, struggle in recovery.
Drivers in Montana who do not wear their seat belts will want to know about the results of a study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn. This study shows that seat belt use can, in the event of an auto accident, decrease the risk of a severe liver injury by as much as 21 percent. Seat belt and airbag use together leads to 26 percent less risk even though seat belts alone seem to decrease the severity of the injury itself.