Seat Belt Defect Lawyers
Seat belt’s were designed to keep you and your loved ones safe. Unfortunately, these safety features can also do more harm than good. If a seat belt fails to operate properly it can cause catastrophic injuries; such as spinal cord damage, organ damage, or traumatic brain injuries.
There are a number of different things that cause seat belt defects but it is commonly the result of poor design or faulty manufacturing. Seat belts are supposed to hold the passenger in the seat, and in the car, securely to reduce severe injury after a crash. The main job of a seat belt is to keep the passenger from contacting the windshield, dashboard, steering wheel, and roof.
Common malfunctions in seat belts include:
- Latching issues
- Defective material in the belt
- Retractor failure
- Sensor failure
- Outdated seat belts, or lap only belts
Shoulder belts were not always mandatory in cars. Newer cars have shoulder belts, but there are some older cars that are still on the road and do not have shoulder belts. Lap only belts cause catastrophic injuries including organ damage and spinal cord injuries.
Our Pennsylvania Seat Belt Defect Lawyers Can Help
Our experienced seat belt malfunction attorneys will help you after you or a loved suffers an injury as a result of a defective seat belt. We will gather the evidence and use our expertise to help you get compensation from whomever is responsible for your seat belt injury.
Please, call our PA accident injury attorneys toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation.