Defective Seatbelt

Nashville Defective Seat Belt Claims Lawyer

Did Your Seat Belt Fail to Work as Intended?

Safety features are designed to keep us and our passengers safe in the event of a crash, but they fail far too often and put the lives of tens of thousands of people at risk every year. One of the most important safety features we rely on to keep us safe while driving are seat belts, and while increased awareness of their benefits have made a significant impact in the number of injuries and fatalities that occur on the road each year, manufacturing, maintenance and design defects still threaten the safety of far too many people.

If you suffered a serious injury after your seat belt failed to provide the safety and protection it’s intended to, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure compensation needed to cover any medical expenses or other damages incurred in the crash. With more than 40 years of experience, our product liability attorneys at Kinnard Law have the knowledge necessary to provide our clients with the legal guidance that will help put them in the best position possible to fight for the legal outcome they deserve. Reach out to us today to explain your situation to a member of our firm and learn what we can do for you.

Give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to speak with a member of our firm today.

The Dangers of a Defective Seat Belt

According to statistics released by federal agencies, about 12,000 lives are saved every single year by seatbelts, mostly through preventing what officials call the “second collision.” While the first collision is the initial impact in the crash, the second collision is the impact between the occupants of the vehicle and the vehicle itself, including:

  • Windshields
  • Dashboards
  • Steering wheels
  • Windows
  • Roofs

These second collisions often cause the most damage to the vehicle’s occupants. Seat belts are designed to prevent this from happening by automatically locking in place in the event of a crash, and when they fail to do so the chances of a secondary collision occurring dramatically increases.

Some common defects that can result in failure include:

  • Appearing to be latched when it is not
  • Unlatching when pulled at or tugged on
  • Providing insufficient tension during a collision
  • Faulty locking retractors

Hire Knowledgeable Representation You Can Rely On

At Kinnard Law, our Nashville product liability lawyers have dedicated their careers to providing injured victims and their families with the experienced and knowledgeable legal representation they require in their time of need. If you suffered a serious injury because of your seat belt's failure to provide the protection it’s supposed to provide, give us a call at (615) 933-2893 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm today, or send us the details of your case through our online form.

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