Attorneys for Injuries and Deaths Caused by Defective Car, Truck, and SUV Seat Belts
Prior generations disregarded safety belts in motor vehicles. Now, as safety consciousness has increased, seatbelts are an indispensable part of our daily routine. Car safety advocates have told us time and time again that using seatbelts is the only way to reduce the chances a person could sustain a severe injury or death in a vehicle crash. Many states have made seatbelt use compulsory, at least by children under sixteen and front-seat passengers at a minimum. Based on everything we have been told about seatbelt use and saving lives, we blindly trust that our lap belts and shoulder harnesses could fail to restrain us in a car accident.
Seatbelts are part of a highly complex safety system in modern cars. Safety systems link together seatbelts, airbags, and braking systems to provide the occupants of the vehicle the greatest opportunity not only to survive a crash but to walk away from a horrific accident relatively unscathed. Pretensioners located in the vehicle being to tighten the seatbelt as soon as the vehicle’s computer senses a collision. The seatbelts then lock as the collision progresses. The tightening of a seatbelt and the collision happen almost simultaneously.
The occupant of a vehicle could sustain catastrophic injuries or death if a seatbelt failed to work in the event of an accident. If the safety harness did not hold tight or the pretensioners did not operate correctly, the passenger could be hurled against the steering wheel, dashboard, and windshield.
The victim of a seatbelt failure could bring a legal claim against all parties responsible for ensuring that the safety belts work correctly. The vehicle manufacturer, seatbelt maker, and the firms which manufactured the computer components that operate the seatbelt system could face legal liability if the companies failed to manufacture seatbelts that worked properly in a car crash. These companies might face substantial damage claims for wrongful death and catastrophic injuries caused by seatbelt failure.
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