We all know that seat belts save lives. When an accident happens unexpectedly, a seat belt is designed to prevent injury and hold you in place in your seat. However, like all products, a seat belt can malfunction and sometimes these failures or defects can cause even greater injury or death. If you think you suffered additional injury from a seat belt failure or a defective seat belt, you may be able to recover additional compensation.
Causes of Seat Belt Failure
- Injuries which are excessive based on the severity of the collision
- Seat belt latch problems
- Tears or snaps in defective belt material
- The buckle is torn off or ripped loose from the seat
- The seat belt is too loose or won’t tighten properly
- Victims who are thrown into the steering wheel or the windshield
Product liability and negligence cases can be complicated and require expert testimony and detailed investigation, because the fault could be at any of several different levels of design, manufacturing, or installation. Attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) is experienced in handling seat belt failure cases, and will assist you throughout the process, at no risk to you.
Seat Belt Safety Issues
In a collision, seat belts can be the difference between life & death. Always wear one and do so properly with both the shoulder harness (and lap strap, if available). Most cars before the 1980s had lap belts which can cause internal bleeding and catastrophic injuries. Remember that Arizona law requires children over 8 years old or over 4 ft 9 in. to wear a seat belt. If you were injured in a car accident and it is found that any portion of your injuries was caused by the failure to wear a seat belt, that fact alone could reduce the compensation you receive in a lawsuit or settlement.
Free Case Evaluation — Call Mesa Seat Belt Failure Lawyer Nathaniel B. Preston Today
Nate is dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Your initial case evaluation is absolutely free and you don’t have to pay a dime unless Nate recovers money for you first.
If you were injured by seat belt failure in Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale or the greater Phoenix area, contact Nate today to set up your free initial case evaluation by filling out the online form or by calling 602-600-6427.