Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents.
Our vehicles are supposed to be as safe as possible to protect us in the unfortunate even of a car crash. But what if parts of the car itself were doing damage? Unfortunately, this may be the case with seat belt design, as well as with seats and seatbacks. While there may be some wonderful seat belt safety features, if you do not wear one properly or if you do not notice damage, you could be seriously injured in a car crash.
Seat belt failure is not uncommon as some car manufacturers may have you believe. Although customer relations department may try to downplay the seriousness of seat belt problem issues, a seat belt defect could cause major injuries, including:
- Internal bleeding
- Broken spine
- Lacerated spinal cord and paralysis
- Brain trauma and other head and neck injuries
- Internal organ laceration
- Broken bones
- And more
No one is refuting the fact that it is always safer to wear your seat belt. Most seat belt problems come not from actually wearing them, as some would believe, but from defective seat belt safety features. This is not usually because of poor seat belt design, but can be, in the case of lap belts only. However, more often than not, seat belt defects like ripped webbing or inertial unlatching are to blame for injuries. You have legal rights in these cases. If you’ve been injured, contact us right away using this form to get help.
Seat Belt Safety Features and Defects
As a consumer, it is important to understand seat belt safety features and defects and how you can keep you family safe. Stay up to date with seat belt laws. Read seat belt recall news and promptly take care of any seat belt problems with your vehicles. Replace lap belts. Learn about child seatbelt laws that can keep younger children safe. Check your seatbelts regularly for damage, wear and tear, or other problems.
And most importantly, if you were injured because of a problem with seat belt safety features, talk to a lawyer right away. Wearing your seat belt should not be dangerous. Seat belts that do not live up to safety standards need to be taken off of the market, and with your help, companies manufacturing these seat belts can rectify the situation. Using this form, you can get the advice you need to bring faulty seat belt manufacturers to justice.