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Defective Seatbelt Unlatched During an Accident Lawsuit Attorney

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How Do Seatbelts Work in an Accident?

Seatbelts are a common device used in vehicles, to keep you safe during a crash. The seatbelt components are the anchor point, tongue and buckle that the belt snaps into, the webbing which is the straps, a D-Ring that works with a retractor to hold the belt at the ready for use when you are in the vehicle.

My Seatbelt Unlatched During an Accident – Can I File a Lawsuit for Defective Product?

Yes, we can sue if there was an incident whereby your seatbelt unlatched during an accident, causing you serious personal injuries. You can call us to talk to our Los Angeles case lawyers at the DTLA Law Firm today. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf. You need to discuss your claim with our case attorneys in Los Angeles today. Just give us a call to get the process started right now, where we can sue the at-fault parties to this loss.

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What Types of Injuries Are Common with a Defective Seatbelt?

There are many different injuries that will be common with a defective seatbelt accident claim. You can be hurt in your legs, arms, neck and back. Some of these injuries will be serious, and other injuries may require more surgical procedures to help you to heal from the ordeal.

Other injuries from a defective seatbelt include:

  • Chest injuries
  • Lung injury
  • Lumbar injuries
  • Thoracic cage injuries
  • Fracture of sternum
  • Contusion to chest wall
  • Vascular injuries
  • Blunt carotid injury
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Heart injuries
  • Disruption and dissection to blood vessels
  • Broken hip
  • Broken pelvis
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Compression injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Lumbar spine injuries
  • Seatbelt syndrome
  • Damage to spleen
  • Liver damage
  • Damage to bowels
  • Hyperflexion
  • Compression
  • Neck hyperextension
  • Neck injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal fracture
  • Broken ribs
  • Cervical spinal injury
  • Broken limbs
  • Hollow viscus injury
  • Death

The lap section of the seatbelt is meant to keep your body in place during a crash. It is supposed to restrain you by clenching your pelvis into the seat. The other points of contact are meant to keep you in one place, but the seatbelt has to stay in place to provide the protection necessary in an automobile crash. Seatbelt pretensions can take out the excess slack of the seatbelt. This uses the retraction section to keep the seatbelt in place when the car feels it is braking.

If the vehicle decelerates, the pretensioners grip the seatbelt and keep you from moving around in the car. It is as if the pretensioners can “sense” that an accident is coming, and hold you firm to avoid being injured in the upcoming accident. If the pretensioners or any component of the seatbelt is faulty, broken or defective, then the seatbelt unit will not work properly at all. In that event, you can be seriously injured in an accident, because the seatbelt will be ineffective to stop your movements in a car accident.

What Are the Product Liability Issues When the Seatbelt Came Off and Broke Off?

When a seatbelt is defective with a product liability issue, it does not protect you in a car accident. Most individuals who do have a seatbelt on in a crash, are able to be injured or killed less frequently, and thus are able to walk away from the accident with fewer serious injuries. A defective seatbelt will harm you, cause serious injuries during a crash, and can be the reason for a debilitating injury as the result of a car accident.

If a seatbelt stops working during a car accident, you can be thrown from the vehicle during the force of the car crash. If you are thrown from a vehicle because of being unrestrained during a car accident, you can be seriously injured or killed from going through a window in the vehicle from the force of the crash or accident. You can be forced out of the car through the windshield, can be dragged along by the car during the crash, or even become crushed and killed by your car if your body does not clear the path of other vehicles during a serious car accident.

Average Value of a Broken Seatbelt / Seatbelt Defect Injury Accident Lawsuit

The average value of a broken seatbelt case will be from $500,000 to up to $7 million. This is because a broken seatbelt can be the reason that a person is not restrained in a vehicle, at the time of a serious crash. The seatbelt components all work together to keep you safe in a car crash. If any one of these components is broken, defective or not working, then it will negate the seatbelt as a unit and you can be seriously injured in a car accident.

For example, the pretensioners on the seatbelt tighten the webbing or strap, which removes any slack in the belt during an accident with another vehicle. If the pretensioner does not work it will put your life in jeopardy during a car accident. The pretensioner uses the same sensor that is attached to the car airbag. It can sense if there is a rapid deceleration that is caused by a serious collision, and will hold you snug and firm in the event of a car accident. If this component of the seatbelt does not work properly because of a defective part, then the integrity of the entire seatbelt will be compromised. In short, the seatbelt won’t work properly and you will risk being seriously injured as a result.

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How Much Do These Cases Settle For?

These cases can settle for anywhere between the amount of $500,000 – $6,5000,000. Your injuries will dictate what the case will settle for, and what final settlement package you will receive for your final recovery compensation package for the case.

What If There Are Seatbelt Failures in Ubers – Lyft – Rideshare – Rental Vehicles – Taxis – Used Cars Purchased – Friends Vehicle – U-Haul Truck, Can I Sue?

If you are in other vehicles or cars and there is a seatbelt defect that causes a failure, you can sue for the resulting personal injuries that you suffer as a result of that accident. You can be seriously injured when a seatbelt fails because of an inherent defect.

Yes, you can sue for a seat failure in:

  • Ubers
  • Lyfts
  • Rideshare vehicles
  • Rental vehicles
  • Taxis
  • Used cars that are purchased

What you need now is time to heal from your personal injuries, and also time to talk to our legal team about your personal injury lawsuit. You can call us at the DTLA Law Group, to talk to a lawyer about your defective seatbelt claim. We will connect you to a knowledgeable attorney who is ready to initiate a lawsuit on your behalf.

You need to talk to our lawyers with experience in managing and winning cases related to personal injuries with a defective seatbelt that unlatched during an auto accident. Call us today to start the process, we are waiting to take your call.

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We offer a zero-fee guarantee every day of the week. That means that you don’t have to pay us any money up front, for us to start your claim and initiate your lawsuit for you. Just give us a call today, and review your case with us for a defective seatbelt that unlatched during an auto accident.

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You are able to get a free second opinion from our law office, when you call us at the DTLA Law Group right now. You will feel extremely comfortable talking to an experienced attorney in Los Angeles on our legal team, and you can call us this morning to get the legal advice you need today for a defective seatbelt claim after an accident with serious personal injuries.

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You are free to call us today for a free consultation, regarding your personal injury claim for an accident that included a defective seatbelt that unlatched during the crash. You can talk to us right now, and we will listen to your concerns. Call today, and don’t delay!

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