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Seat belts save lives. This is a proven fact, but when auto manufacturers hide dangerous and potentially deadlyseat belt defects, they knowingly place lives in danger.
Seat belt defects are more common than people believe. Defective seat belts are often the result of defective designs that lead to mechanical failures during a collision. Some of these flaws include placing the seat belt in a position which will cause the buckle to "unlatch" in a crash, or using inferior parts which will cause the buckle to break internally creating a "false latch" prior to a crash. Door-mounted automatic seat belts may shift the force of impact directly onto the neck, causing spinal cord injuries or, in severe cases, decapitation, and lap-only seat belts made after 1967 were found to be far less effective than modern 3-point restraints.
Seat belt defects dramatically decrease a vehicle’s crashworthiness and often times result in injuries significantly more traumatic than if no seat belt were worn at all.
Sadly, auto manufacturers have known about many seat belt design flaws but have not replaced faulty belts and latches due to the high costs associated with nationwide or worldwide recalls. By acting in their own interests rather than in the public interest, auto manufacturers have lulled many drivers and passengers into a false sense of security. Every person who rides in a car, truck or SUV should feel confident that their seat belt will perform as expected by keeping everyone in the vehicle as safe as possible in the event of a crash. Not repairing flawed seat belts because of cost considerations is inexcusable, and auto manufacturers who conceal seat belt defects must be held accountable for the injuries brought on by their substandard products.
When seeking legal representation for injuries or death resulting from faulty seat belts, it is important to retain a legal representative who specializes in automotive defects, like an Orlando car accident attorney at the McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A.. Defective seat belt cases are more detailed than personal injury cases, and obtaining restitution requires a thorough knowledge of consumer protection laws and case precedents. Defective seat belts are a serious cause of injury, and you have the right to present your case in a court of law. You have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering and loss of income, which is why you should work with the Orlando injury attorneys at McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A..
If you or someone you know has been injured due to defective seat belts, contact an Orlando car accident lawyerat McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. today.