Motor vehicles have increasingly become safer over the past 50 years. In the 1950s, seat belts were first introduced as optional equipment. Today, cars not only come standard with safety belts, but the law requires motorists to wear them at all times. Properly wearing a seatbelt is very important in the event of an accident, as it restraints the drivers and passengers from being violently thrown around in the vehicle and making contact with the steering wheel, windshield, roof and other parts of the motor vehicle. However, seatbelts are not always effective. If a seatbelt malfunctions, the victim will not obtain the benefits of what the seatbelt is supposed to offer and the results can be catastrophic.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and have been further injured as a result of a defective seatbelt, you should immediately consult with a personal injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to properly investigate your case and hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries.The Hidden Defects of Seat Belts
Some seat belts have hidden defects that may prove devastating in the event of an accident. Examples of common hidden seat belt defects include:
- Defective buckles that unlatch in the event of a collision
- The use of cheap materials by the manufacturer in an attempt to increase profits
- Failure of the seat belt to lock in the event of an accident
When a seat belt fails to do what it was designed to do, the driver or passenger can be sent crashing into different parts of the car or even out of the car, suffering additional, unnecessary injuries.Common Injuries Suffered As a Result of Defective Seat Belts
Catastrophic injuries that may result from a defective seat belt include:
- Bone factures
- Other types of serious head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury
- Damage to internal organs
- Spinal cord injury
At the Nourmand Law Firm, we understand the seriousness of defective seatbelts in the event of a motor vehicle accident. In such cases, we take the time to properly research the facts to determine exactly what happened. We have the financial resources to hire the necessary experts to make sure the responsible parties are held accountable for your injuries. Various parties can be held accountable for defective seat belts, including the manufacturer, designer, and dealer of the automotive.Car Accident and Seat Belt Defect Personal Injury Attorneys
The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has the experience to successfully represent clients and help them seek the full compensation for the injuries they received in motor vehicle accidents as a result of defective seat belts.
If you or a loved one was injured due to a defective seat belt, we can help. To learn more about your rights or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online. If we don’t win, you don’t win.