Phoenix, Arizona Defective Seat Belt Attorney
Seat belts were designed to save lives. Federal law requires cars come equipped with seat belts for that added protection. When an accident occurs without warning, a seat belt is designed to help you avoid injury and keep you in place in your seat and away from things in the vehicle that can harm you. Just like any other product, however, a seat belt can malfunction. These kinds of system failures can cause worse injuries or result in death. If you think a defective seat belt or a seat belt failure caused you to suffer worse injuries, you might be entitled to additional compensation for your damages.
Causes of Seat Belt Malfunctions
There are several reasons that a seat belt might not work properly. If you have suffered injuries that are excessive based on the collision, it could be the result of a defective seat belt. Here are few causes of defective seat belts:
- The buckle is ripped loose from the seat or completely torn off
- The seat belt material has tears or snaps making it defective
- The seat belt won’t tighten properly or is too loose
- Victims are thrown into the steering wheel or windshield despite wearing a seat belt
- Latch problems with the seat belt
Cases focusing on product negligence and liability can be complicated. These cases require the testimony of experts and involve a detailed investigation. The fault of the problem could fall on any of several different levels of the design, manufacturing, and installation process. Phoenix defective seat belt lawyer Nathaniel B. Preston “Nate” is experienced in dealing with cases resulting from seat belt failure. He
will help you throughout the entire claims process at no risk to you, the injured.
Seat Belt Safety Issues
Seat belts can mean the difference in life or death in a collision. You should always wear your seat belt, making sure it is worn properly with the both the shoulder harness and lap strap, when both are available, being properly fastened and in place. Most vehicles made before the 1980s were equipped with lap belts that could cause internal bleeding or catastrophic injuries during an accident. Arizona law states that children older than 8 or taller than 4 feet, 9 inches wear a seat belt. If you suffered injuries in a car accident and an investigation determines that any portion of your injuries was caused by your failure to wear a seat belt, your compensation in a settlement or lawsuit could be significantly reduced.
Free Initial Consultation – Call Phoenix AZ Seat Belt Failure Lawyer Warnock MacKinlay Law Today
If you have been injured because of defective seat belts, you should consult with an experienced Phoenix seat belt failure lawyer. Warnock MacKinlay Law is experienced in handling such cases, and he is dedicated to helping clients get the compensation they deserve. Your initial case evaluation is free of charge. You don’t pay a cent unless Nate recovers damages for you first.
If seat belt failure left you injured in Phoenix, Arizona, contact Nate by completing the online contact form or by calling (602) 600-6427 today. He will treat you with care and compassion while aggressively pursuing the settlement you deserve.