Sheboygan Seat Belt Defect Attorneys
The use and importance of seat belts has become a major concern for modern motorists. As illustrated by police campaigns and steep penalties for failing to properly use a seat belt, this safety device has grown into the standard for automobile safety and injury prevention. However, using a seat belt is largely an act of trust between the consumer and the manufacturer in which the vehicle owner assumes that the device will work properly if an accident should occur. Although a driver may never get into an accident in that particular vehicle, the reality is that seat belts do occasionally fail, and the results can be catastrophic.
For a free consultation and legal advice concerning your rights as an injury victim, contact the Sheboygan seat belt defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.
How a Seat Belt Fails
One of the largest problems that surround seat belt use, which is shared by the majority of safety systems in automobiles, is that it cannot safely be tested by the consumer. After all, in order to generate the forces of a collision, drivers would have to subject their vehicles and their own bodies to those forces.
If a seat belt defect is present, a driver may experience the following issues:
- Too much constriction
- Too little restraint
- The inability to unlatch the buckle
- The inability to properly latch the buckle
As a result of these malfunctions, drivers or passengers may find their injuries increased significantly in the event of a collision, and even may sustain substantially more severe head or neck injuries due to the rapid deceleration of an accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident in which your seat belt did not effectively protect you from injury, contact the Sheboygan seat belt defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.