Defective Seat Belts
The seat belt is an important piece of safety equipment in any automobile. Surprisingly, they did not become standard in most automobiles until the early 1960s. Now, it is illegal for a car not to have a seat belt, and many areas require drivers and their passengers to buckle up while a car is moving.
For all of the safety benefits of seat belts, defective seat belts may actually cause more harm than good. If you or someone you love suffered harm in an automobile accident because of a defective seat belt, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering. To discuss your case, contact the Sheboygan auto defects lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.
Types of Seat Belt Defects
Seat belts are responsible for bracing an individual in the event of an accident. They prevent people from being ejected from their vehicles and from crashing into hard objects in the vehicle’s interior. They also put people in the correct position to benefit from air bags. Seat belts have many parts that help them accomplish these goals. When seat belts are flawed, they may:
- Provide excessive slack
- Provide insufficient slack
- Become unbuckled during an accident
These defects can cause crash victims to suffer significant internal injuries, such as internal organ damage and internal hemorrhaging. Such injuries may be life-threatening.
Seat belts are meant to provide safety and restraint, but they may cause harm when they are defective. If you or your loved ones have been hurt in an auto accident because of a safety belt defect, contact the Sheboygan auto defects attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.