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Seatbelt Malfunction Because Of A Manufacture Defect

When you get into your car and put your seatbelt on you expect it to work and help keep you safe. The last thing you expect is a seatbelt malfunction. Yet, it happens more often than you think. Not only is a seatbelt supposed to keep you safe, but it’s the law to put one on. So what happens when this device turns deadly?

Seatbelt Malfunction Because Of A Manufacture

If you’ve been in a car accident and the seat belt did not work how it was supposed to or did not work at all, there are various factors and tests that can be done on the seatbelt.

For example: if a person gets into a car accident and the seatbelt is still intact and on the individual but they were hurt, the seatbelt may have loosened and allowed for the individual to impact against the door, window or windshield. As you know, seatbelts are supposed to lock up, but if there is a seatbelt malfunction the locking mechanism will not work which is what is essentially going to cause injury to the individual. If the person in the car accident had their seatbelt on but it was torn, this could also be caused by a seatbelt malfunction.

What should you do if a seatbelt malfunction led to injuries you suffered during an accident? There are lawyers with experience in this type of law who can help you get compensation for your injuries IF you can find a way to prove it was indeed a seatbelt malfunction and the car manufacturer should be held responsible for the accident.

Not only will the manufacturer of the car be held responsible, but the person or company who made the seatbelt, designed the seatbelt, or installed the seatbelt.

You can sue both a car manufacturer as well as the company that made the seatbelt for either compensatory damages or punitive damages.

Compensatory damages helps financially compensate you for pain and suffering, medical bills, and will reimburse you for other money that was taken from you because of the accident such as loss of wages.

Punitive damages allow you to sue the company(s) for wrongdoing.

For a Free Consultation or to learn more about a seatbelt malfunction accident that you have been involved in, contact Sloat & Nicholson at 1-800-873-3202.

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