Probably the most important safety device in your car is the seat belt, when it is worn properly.
However, if the belt itself is inherently defective, it may cause injury, rather than prevent it.
Seat belt defects are more common than the average American may realize, so it is important to understand these risks before buckling up.
If you are injured in a car accident due to a defective seat belt, you may be able to bring that manufacturer to court for possible financial compensation.
This monetary settlement may help pay for various damages that occurred as a result of the incident, including high-cost medical bills, costs related to recovery, lost wages due to missed work, and pain and suffering.
The best way to help ensure that you receive all of the funds to which you are entitled for the guilty party is by hiring an experienced attorney to help represent your case.
That way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries and let your lawyer go after the negligent individuals that produce that malfunctioning seat belt.
Seal belt defects can manifest themselves in the following ways:
- Ripped or shredded webbing
- Unreliable latch system
- Lack of shoulder or hip belt component
- Excessive seat belt slack
- Failure to lock
This can be extremely devastating, causing you pain and suffering physically and emotionally.
If your injuries are caused by a defective product, you deserve to have that product's manufacturer be held accountable in a court of law.