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 seatbelt design, as well as with seats and seatbacks. While their may be some wonderful safety features of seatbelts, if you do not wear one properly or if you do not notice damage, you could be seriously injured in a car crash. If you’ve been injured in a car crash due to a seatbelt problems or seatbelt defects, use this form to talk to a lawyer today.
Seatbelt failure is not uncommon as some car manufacturers may have you believe. Although customer relations department may try to downplay the seriousness of seatbelt problem issues, a seatbelt 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 seatbelt. Most seatbelt problems come not from actually wearing them, as some would believe, but from seatbelt defects. This is not usually because of poor seatbelt design, but can be, in the case of lap belts only. However, more often than not, seatbelt 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.
As a consumer, it is important to understand seatbelt defects and how you can keep you family safe. Stay up to date with seatbelt laws. Read seatbelt recall news and promptly take care of any seatbelt 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 seatbelt problem.
And most importantly, if you were injured because of a seatbelt problem, talk to a lawyer right away. Wearing your seatbelt should not be dangerous. Seatbelts that do not live up to safety standards need to be taken off of the market, and with your help, companies manufacturing these seatbelts can rectify the situation. Using this form, you can get the advice you need to bring faulty seatbelt manufacturers to justice.