Injuries from Defective Seat Belts
Not only are seat belts required by law for every passenger and driver in a vehicle at all times, but they are also proven to save lives and decrease the severity of injuries in accidents. And while seat belts do reportedly decrease traffic accident fatalities by 60-70 percent, seat belts can also be very dangerous when they are manufactured or installed improperly.
If you or someone you know has been hurt by a defective or malfunctioning seat belt, it may be possible to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. Contact the Nashville car defect lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation regarding your potential case.
Common Seat Belt Defects
When drivers and passengers pull seat belts across their chests and snap them in, they expect the seat belt to keep them safe in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, many vehicles have defective seat belts that put motorists at risk. Some common seat belt defects include the following:
- Defective latches or release buttons
- Poorly constructed or cheap material that tears and breaks easily
- Buckles that will not come unlatched or unlatch too easily
- Seat belts that do not fit properly
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, a Nashville car accident lawyer with our firm will help you to pursue appropriate compensation for your injuries. Contact us by calling 615-277-2765 today if you have been hurt by a defective or malfunctioning seatbelt.