Seat Belt Failure Cases
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The evidence is overwhelming: Seat belts save lives. According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 15,000 American lives are saved by seat belts each year. Many thousands more people avoid serious injuries by using a safety belt.
You should always be wearing your seat belt, just in case a collision occurs. If one does, you should be able to trust that your safety belt will work properly. Manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure that the seat belts installed in automobiles are safe and effective. Yet sadly, in far too many cases, defective seat belts fail to properly protect crash victims.
At DC Law, our Austin product liability lawyers know how to hold negligent companies liable. If you or your family member was injured in a crash and the seat belt failed to work correctly, we are here to help. Please contact our law office for free, fully confidential legal guidance.
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Seat belt failure can occur for many different reasons. It could be because of poor design, defective manufacturing, or improper installation of the safety device. More specifically, some of the most common issues that cause modern seat belts to fail include sudden unlatching of the device during a crash, the use of weak material that tears during a collision, and electronic/sensor problems.
Automakers and seat belt manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that the safety devices that they put into vehicles work properly. Safety belts should always work in accordance with the industry standards established by regulators and Texas common law. If you or your loved one was involved in a crash — and injuries occur or were made worse by a defective seat belt — all negligent companies involved in the manufacture, installation, and sale of the product should be identified and held liable for their share of the misconduct.
Defective seat belt claims are complicated. It is crucial that the seat belt failure and the extent to which it caused or exacerbated a victim’s injuries is determined. These cases require in-depth investigation. Through a product liability claim, injured victims can seek compensation for medical bills and related expenses, lost current and future wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, long-term disability, and the wrongful death of a family member.
At DC Law, our Austin product liability attorneys have the skills and experience required to handle seat belt failure lawsuits. If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of a seat belt failure, we will help you hold the negligent manufacturer accountable.
To schedule a free, fully confidential review of your product liability claim, please contact our law firm at today by calling (512) 220-1800. With an office in Austin, we handle defect product lawsuits throughout the region, including in Travis County, Williamson County, and Guadalupe County.