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Defective Seatbelt There's No Substitute for Experience 

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.

Verdicts & Settlements

Unmatched Dedication Has Led to Record-Setting Victories
  • Personal Injury $55 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $22.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $15.2 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $6.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death $5 Million
  • Golf Cart Accident $4.4 Million
  • Medical Malpractice $4 Million
  • Wrongful Death $3.25 Million
  • Wrongful Death $3 Million
  • Auto Accident $3 Million

Client Testimonials

Helping the Injured Obtain Justice
  • These are the professionals that you want fighting for you and the people you love!

    “The legal team at Kinnard, Clayton and Beverage worked diligently to get my family compensation following a malpractice suit.”

    - Lauren Price Cook
  • Integrity, above and beyond.

    “This Law Firm has proven itself as absolutely professional, goal oriented, kind and compassionate in the past several years during my case.”

    - H.W.
  • In the hardest two years of my life, you provided the utmost trust, comfort, and support.

    “Thank you Randy, Jennifer, and Cynthia so much for not only helping me get through what has been the hardest time of my life, but for always providing grace, trust, and a sense of comfort for what felt like an eternity.”

    - T.H.
  • We are very grateful.

    “What Kinnard Law achieved on account of conquering numerous hurdles was beyond remarkable and we are very grateful.”

    - E.I.
  • Great staff.

    “The process in its entirety took a couple years - which is longer than I anticipated, but also news to me, as it was the first lawsuit I have ever been a part of.”

    - J.

Awards & Accolades

Highly Respected in the Legal Community
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a prestigious invite-only group comprised of the top 100 plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard (since 1993),
    Mary Ellen Morris (since 2017),
    and Jennifer Eberle (since 2022)
    have all been recognized for their legal skill and achievements.

  • Best Law Firms
    Best Law Firms

    The firm has received the prestigious “Best Law Firms” rating in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation and Health Care Litigation.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Randall Kinnard is a member of ABOTA, a nationwide organization of lawyers who care passionately about the trial system in the United States.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is an inducted member of the ACTL, one of North America’s premier trial organizations comprised of less than 1% of all lawyers in each state.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Randall Kinnard is a member of the invitation-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is limited to 500 trial lawyers in the United States.

  • Litigation Counsel of America
    Litigation Counsel of America

    Randall Kinnard is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invite-only honorary society comprised of less than .5% of all U.S. lawyers.

  • Randall Kinnard - Product Liability
    Randall Kinnard - Product Liability

    Attorney Randall Kinnard was named the 2019 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Nashville, TN.

  • Super Laywers
    Super Laywers

    Randall Kinnard has been voted to TN Super Lawyers®. This organization recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in their practice area.

  • AV Preeminent Rating
    AV Preeminent Rating

    Randall Kinnard and Mary Ellen Morris have received the highest rating for legal excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 40 Under 40
    40 Under 40

    Our attorneys have been voted by their peers to the "Top 40 under 40" Trial Lawyers list, as awarded by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

  • Best 150 Lawyers
    Best 150 Lawyers

    Our firm’s trial attorneys have been recognized among the state’s leading legal minds, and named by Business TN Magazine to its coveted “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” list.

  • Best of the Bar 2023
    Best of the Bar 2023

    Our attorneys have been named as 2023 “Best of the Bar” by Nashville Business Journal.


Why Choose Kinnard Law

  • Dedication to Our Clients

    We put personal attention on all of our cases and fight for the best possible outcome. Our clients are more than a number or a case to us.

  • Proven Success

    We have recovered millions in record-setting verdicts for our clients varying from medical malpractice to catastrophic auto accidents.

  • Trusted Experience

    Our team of seasoned attorneys includes certified civil trial and medical malpractice specialists who have tried hundreds of cases.

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