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Buckle Up to Save Your Giblets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual seat belt safety campaign for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thanksgiving isn’t just one of the most traveled weekends of the year, it’s also one of the deadliest weekends of the year. The “Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets” safety campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of buckling up. This time of year is notorious for injury causing and fatal crashes, and nothing is more tragic than an injury or death that could have been prevented, especially during the holiday season. This year, the NHTSA is encouraging Americans to buckle up for every trip, every time.

Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets

Buckling up your seat belt is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a car accident. Don’t assume that because you have air bags you don’t need your seat belt. Seat belts and air bags work together to improve passenger occupant safety. Even if you’re not traveling across country this year, it’s essential to buckle up. Whether you’re driving across town or across Texas, buckle up for every trip. It could save your giblets. Parents and caregivers are also encouraging to ensure children are properly restrained with age and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats.

Thanksgiving Weekend Crash Statistics

  • During the Thanksgiving weekend in 2013, 301 people were killed in car crashes in the U.S.
  • 58 percent of those people killed were not using their seat belts at the time of the crash.
  • Over the 2013 Thanksgiving weekend, 64 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes at night were unbuckled.
  • Over the last decade, more than 100,000 lives have been saved by seat belts in the U.S.

After a Car Accident in Texoma

After a car accident in Wichita Falls, Lawton or any other Texoma community, it’s a good idea to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can be your advocate during a difficult time. Sadly, the holidays are traditionally known for having a spike in injury causing and fatal crashes across the country. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident this holiday season, contact a skilled personal injury attorney about your case. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes everybody in Texoma a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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Buckle Up, Save Your Giblets

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently trying to raise awareness about the importance of buckling up this holiday season. Their “Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets” campaign is also getting the word out about Click it or Ticket initiatives across the country. Since buckling up is the single most effective way to stay safe in the event of a wreck, the NHTSA is hoping to put an end to preventable deaths and injuries this year.

Car Accidents on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is typically a holiday where families rejoice in togetherness and give thanks. Sadly, preventable crashes that occur due to impaired, distracted and careless drivers keep hundreds of family members from making it home to celebrate each year. There were 301 fatalities due to car crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2012. The NHTSA reports that 60 percent of those victims were not buckled up at the time of the crash.

U.S. Seat Belt Safety Facts

  • In 2012, 21,667 people were killed in car crashes across the U.S.
  • Over half (52 percent) of those people were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
  • The NHTSA estimates that seat belts saved 12,174 lives in 2012.
  • The NHTSA also estimates, that had everyone been buckled up last year, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved.

Drunk Driving Crashes During the Holidays

Drunk driving crashes are also a serious concern over holiday weekends. The spike in celebrations and holiday parties often lead to an increase in drunk driving related crashes. Partygoers are encouraged to make plans ahead of time to ensure a safe ride home. Party hosts and hostesses are also reminded to help their guests find safe rides home if they’ve been drinking. Drunk driving crashes are 100 percent preventable.

After a Car Accident

After any kind of car accident, your first priority needs to be your health. Get your immediate medical needs taken care of as soon as possible. Whether you’ve been injured by a drunk driver or a distracted driver, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a crash. A lawyer can get the ball rolling on your case and be your advocate, so you can get back to celebrating the holidays with your loved ones. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes everybody a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

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Five Teens Ejected from Vehicle in Weekend Crash

One person has died from a single-vehicle crash, where five people were ejected over the weekend. The wreck happened on the 3000 block of Kell West Freeway at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to KFDX News Channel Three, a GMC Envoy was headed east, when for currently unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle, and it rolled multiple times. All five teenagers inside of the vehicle were ejected. The 18-year-old driver Marquis Dennis was air lifted to a hospital in Dallas, and there is currently no word on his condition.

One of the passengers, 18-year-old Lakarl Williams, passed away at United Regional Hospital on Monday afternoon. Kamary Williams, also 18 years old, was thankfully listed in good condition as of Monday afternoon. No information has been released on the conditions of the minor passengers, 17-year-old Derrick Harley and 16-year-old Xavion Smith-William. Law enforcement officials haven’t released any information on whether or not any of the occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the wreck, as this crash is likely still under investigation.

Seat Belt Safety in North Texas

Buckling up is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash. Some people still think that if their car has air bags, they don’t have to buckle up. Nothing could be further from the truth. Air bags definitely improve safety, but only when vehicle occupants are buckled up.

Drivers and passengers in North Texas and across the state need to fasten their safety belts, for every trip. Even if you’re just going around the corner, buckle up. Children should always be buckled up or properly secured in age and size appropriate safety seats too.

Seat Belt Safety Facts

  • In 2012, seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 lives.
  • From 2008 to 2012, seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives.
  • Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and death by about 50 percent.
  • Adults ages 18 to 34 years old are less likely to wear seat belts than adults ages 35 years and older.
  • Men are 10 percent less likely to wear seat belts than women.

Protecting yourself and your loved ones starts with buckling up. The team at Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Lakarl Williams and wishes everybody else involved in the crash speedy and full recoveries.

Representing Victims And Families
since 1982

Our attorneys are happy to accommodate difficult schedules. We can meet you in the early morning or late afternoon hours.

We can even schedule appointments on the weekends. We are also available to meet you at home or in the hospital if you do not have transportation, or if your injury doesn’t allow you to travel.

What We Offer Clients And Their Loved Ones:

Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

Free Consultation

Over 40 Years of Experience

Contact Form