Car Accidents and Seat Belts
In most cases, wearing seat belts save lives. Wearing your seat belt usually reduces the risk of being seriously injured in a car accident. However, there are times when your seat belt may not protect you in a motor vehicle crash because the seat belt is defective or fails to perform as it is intended to perform. You may have a claim against one or more parties if you are injured in an accident by a defective seat belt. A West Palm Beach seat belt attorney can help you get compensation if the seat belt you were wearing failed to work properly.
Who Is Responsible For Injuries Caused By A Defective Seat Belt?
Seat belts are designed to protect you in the event of a car crash. If the product has a defect in its design, it can fail to perform as expected. The product manufacturer may be liable for damages if there is a flaw in the design. However, the vehicle manufacturer should test the seat belt to ensure that it is properly installed and working properly before selling the vehicle. Therefore, the vehicle manufacturer could be responsible for your injuries.
In order to determine who is responsible for a defective seat belt, we must research how and why the seat belt failed. This may require using industry experts to test the seat belt and/or to recreate the accident to determine what went wrong. As experienced Florida seat belt attorneys, we understand the steps required to determine who is liable for a defective seat belt. This is extremely important in order to obtain compensation for your injuries. In some cases, more than one party may be responsible. By naming each party in your claim, we maximize your chance of recovery.
Contact an Experienced Florida Defective Seat Belt Law Firm
The Law Firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath has handled numerous seat belt lawsuits for clients throughout Florida and the United States. Call our office at 561-295-1480 to schedule a free consultation.
Regardless of the severity of your injury, we want to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our team of legal professionals provides guidance and support as you recover from your injuries. We focus on the legal aspect of your claim while you focus on your recovery.