It is no secret that seatbelts save thousands of lives, but seatbelt defects also cause serious injuries to many victims each year. Wearing a seatbelt is one of the single most important steps you can take to protect yourself from injuries normally sustained during car-train accidents , pedestrian vehicular accidents , and other vehicle related accidents. By design, these safety restraints are intended to help keep drivers and passengers safely secured to their seats while vehicles are in operation. However, seatbelt defects such as excessive slack, defective buckles, unlatching and spool outs can cause restraint failure and the following to take place:
- Ejection from the vehicle
- Airbag deployment
- Collapsing of the seat back
If you have been injured in a car accident and suffered injuries due to seatbelt defects, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. At Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, we will evaluate your case free of charge in order to help you determine your legal options. Our seatbelt defects lawyers have years of experience in representing individuals who have suffered from personal injuries.
Contact us today to learn more about your rights regarding seatbelt defects.