Sugar Land-Based Seat Belt Defect Lawyer
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:
- 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.