Seat Belt Defects
Seat belts are important safety features in all automobiles. In fact, many states across the country have implemented laws that make it illegal for individuals to travel in automobiles without wearing their seat belts. Though they provide an important safety function when they work correctly, defective seat belts may present serious dangers.
If you or someone you love suffered injuries because of a defective seat belt, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your losses. To learn more, contact the Lake Geneva seat belt defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Potential Defects and Dangers
Seat belts are meant to act as restraints in the event of accidents. They prevent individuals from being ejected from their vehicles and from crashing into objects within the automobile such as the dashboard. Some seat belts fail to perform this function, while others present other dangers. Potential seatbelt defects include:
- Failure to restrain
- Excessive restraint
- Defective buckles
- Defective straps
Each of these defects may interfere with the seatbelt’s ability to properly perform its function. While many of these defects may prevent the seatbelt from restraining an individual, some may actually trap individuals after they have been in accidents. This is especially true of defective seat belt buckles, which may not release after an accident.
The Lake Geneva auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that victims of defective seat belts should exercise their right to seek financial compensation for their injuries. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights.