Cars are required to have functional seatbelts because car accidents are very common. They’re the primary safety measure in a collision, besides airbags. When a seatbelt fails to work properly, car accident victims can be seriously injured and/or killed. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to a faulty seatbelt, contact Victory Law Group, LLP today and let us get justice from the negligent automaker.
Victory Law Group, LLP can help you get the maximum compensation for your damages and losses. We will pursue litigation against any automaker in order to protect the rights of our clients. Contact us today and let us get started on your case.
When working properly, seatbelts can prevent significant amount of injuries and fatalities that would otherwise occur if you were not wearing a seatbelt. When the seatbelt is defective and it does not restrain the driver or passenger, the automakers can be found liable and Victory Law Group, LLP can pursue a negligence claim against the manufacturer for you.
Common seatbelt defects include:
- Inertial unlatching – This occurs when the latch plate pulls out of the buckle during an accident. In spite of the auto industry’s claims, recent testing has demonstrated that accident level forces can actually cause the buckle button to depress and release the latch plate.
- False latching – This occurs when the latch plate seems to be latched but is not fully engaged and thus prone to being pulled out from minimal amounts of force.
- Torn or ripped webbing – Seatbelt webbing is designed to withstand incredible amounts of force. When webbing tears, either something has gone wrong or there is a huge design or manufacturing flaw in the webbing itself.
- Retractor failure – In an accident, the retractor is supposed to lock the webbing and hold the occupant in place. Defective retractors may fail to properly lock, causing dangerous seatbelt “slack.”
- Poor geometry – When a seatbelt does not come across the occupant at the right angle, this can allow excessive occupant excursion, particularly in rollover accidents.
Preserving Evidence Is Key
Seatbelt defects are subtle and difficult to detect, so you must preserve your auto and seatbelts in the post-accident condition. Investigators will need to thoroughly examine your vehicle for signs of seatbelt failure. Don’t feel overwhelmed, let Victory Law Group, LLP handle your defective seatbelt claim. Call us today and we will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Victory Law Group, LLP has the best car accident and personal injury attorneys and we will put our best efforts to defend the rights of our clients. We are the best negotiators and if you don’t receive the settlement you want from the automaker, we will fight for you in court to ensure that you get full and fair compensation for your injuries and/or losses. Contact us today and let us represent you.