Did Your Seatbelt Fail To Work As Intended During An Accident?
Safety features are designed to keep us and our passengers safe in the
event of a crash, but they fail far too often and put the lives of tens
of thousands of people at risk every year. One of the most important safety
features we rely on to keep us safe while driving are seatbelts, and while
increased awareness of their benefits have made a significant impact in
the number of injuries and fatalities that occur on the road each year,
manufacturing, maintenance and design defects still threaten the safety
of far too many people.
Give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a member of our firm today.
If you suffered a serious injury after your seatbelt failed to provide
the safety and protection it’s intended to, you may be able to file
a lawsuit to secure compensation needed to cover any medical expenses
or other damages incurred in the crash. With more than 40 years of experience,
our product liability attorneys at Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge have
the knowledge necessary to provide our clients with the legal guidance
that will help put them in the best position possible to fight for the
legal outcome they deserve. Reach out to us today to explain your situation
to a member of our firm and learn what we can do for you.
The Dangers Of A Defective Seatbelt
According to statistics released by federal agencies, about 12,000 lives
are saved every single year by seatbelts, mostly through preventing what
officials call the “second collision”. While the first collision
is the initial impact in the crash, the second collision is the impact
between the occupants of the vehicle and the vehicle itself, including:
- Steering wheels
These second collisions often cause the most damage to the vehicle’s
occupants. Seatbelts are designed to prevent this from happening by automatically
locking in place in the event of a crash, and when they fail to do so
the chances of a secondary collision occurring dramatically increases.
Some common defects that can result in failure include:
- Appearing to be latched when it is not
- Unlatching when pulled at or tugged on
- Providing insufficient tension during a collision
- Faulty locking retractors
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Hire Knowledgeable Representation You Can Rely On
At Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, our product liability lawyers have
dedicated their careers to providing injured victims and their families
with the experienced and knowledgeable legal representation they require
in their time of need. If you suffered a serious injury because of your
seatbelt’s failure to provide the protection it’s supposed
to provide, give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation
with a member of our firm today, or
send us the details of your case through our online form.