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Can Seat Belts Be Dangerous?

"Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash," according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seat belts save thousands of lives every year. If seat belts are defective, however, they may do more harm than good. A defective seat belt can cause a driver or passenger to experience considerable injury in a collision.

Seat Belt Defects & Their Causes

A seat belt may malfunction in various ways, including:

  • The buckle may open or unlatch upon impact in a collision or even when a vehicle comes to a sudden stop
  • The seat belt itself may dislodge from its permanent mount in the vehicle
  • The seat belt strap may also tear or rip during impact

These three scenarios render the seat belt completely useless.

What Injuries Could Be Caused By a Defective Seatbelt?

An ill-fitting shoulder harness or lap belt may cause:

  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Bone fractures
  • And even internal organ damage in a collision

A seat belt that fails to unlatch after an accident can prove equally harmful, preventing a vehicle occupant from escaping smoke, fire or other hazards.

Contact our skilled Sugar Land seat belt defect attorney today for your free case evaluation.

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