Seat Belt Defect Lawyers
West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County
The personal injury attorneys at the South Florida law firm of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys have been achieving exceptional results for victims of seat belt defects throughout the United States for more than 20 years. They are well versed at auto accident cases involving seat belt failure / defective safety belts. These flaws in safety belt systems all under the legal category of "Automotive Product Liability."
There is no doubt that seat belts save numerous lives by restraining individuals in their seat upon impact, but seat belt defects can cause serious injury or death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that more than 2.9 million people suffered seat belt injuries and 43,000 people died as a result of seat belt injuries.
The most common types of restraint system defects resulting in injury include:
- Shoulder Only Belts
- Lap Only Seat Belts
- Shoulder Belt Retractors that fail to hold under load
- Shoulder Belts that allow too much slack (the window shade effect)
- Seat Belt Buckles unlatching during rollovers or collisions (inertial unlatching)
- Automatic or Door Mounted Seat Belts
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a motor vehicle accident that possibly involves seat belt failure and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please call our Auto Defects and Seat Belt Failure Lawyers or contact us here.