Obesity can have a negative impact on your health, but did you also know that it can also have a negative impact on your safety? Being obese may make you more likely to be in a car accident and more likely to be seriously injured in a car accident, according to the results of a new study. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers and published in a recent issue of the Journal of Transportation Safety & Security.
How Obesity May Affect Drivers’ Safety
It is believed that drivers are more likely to be in accidents if they are obese because they are more likely to suffer serious health conditions which may impair their driving or come on suddenly while they are behind the wheel.
The new study suggests that they may also suffer additional injuries once an accident occurs because of the way that cars are designed. The study claims that cars—and safety features inside cars such as seat belts and airbags—are built with a 163-pound person in mind. People who are significantly over that weight may not have the full protection of safety features and may be critically injured in an accident that would not injure a person of average weight so seriously.
These injuries may occur regardless of who is at fault for the car accident. If the car accident occurred in Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois, then a Milwaukee car accident lawyer may be able to help the injured people recover the damages they deserve.
Contact a Milwaukee Car Accident Lawyer If You’ve Been Injured
If you have been hurt in a Wisconsin, Iowa, or Illinois traffic accident, then we invite you to contact our Milwaukee car accident law firm today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800. Regardless of your weight, we will fight hard for your fair and just accident recovery. To learn more, please download a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.