Injuries Due To Defective Seat Belts

Seat belts save lives. This has been shown to be true over and over again in the years since car manufacturers were required to provide these basic safety devices in the vehicles they sold. It's not just a slogan. However, when seat belts are poorly designed, installed incorrectly or made from materials that do not meet specifications, they can cause injuries rather than prevent them.

If you were injured in a car accident because your seat belt failed, it's important to learn about your rights and options. You may be eligible for compensation for your losses and expenses.

When seat belts fail

At Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., we have the resources to build strong cases for our clients, including on-staff nurses, automotive engineers and life-care planners, all of whom add value to each case involving an automobile defect such as a faulty seat belt.

If you or a loved one has been injured, make sure the attorney you choose will be the best advocate for you. To learn more about our experiences and resources, call us at 440-252-0445 or 800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).

Common seat belt defects

One would think that with the intense focus on car safety, defective seat belts would be a thing of the past. Sadly, this is not true. In the past few years alone, car manufacturers have issued recalls for seat belt defects such as:

  • Weak or missing stitching
  • Belts that do not tighten during impact
  • Faulty buckle anchors

Defects such as these can lead to tight, poorly fitting or loose seat belts, improper constriction and seat belt failure.

The bottom line: When seat belts don't work, drivers and passengers can suffer head injuries, broken limbs, internal injuries and death.

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