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Defective Seat Belts

Seat belts can be dangerous

Seats belts are designed to save lives and prevent injuries in auto accidents but a defective seat belt can be dangerous.

Defective Seat Belts

A defective seat belt may fail or not perform as it should have in an accident. There could be a variety of defects which can make a seat belt fail including "inertial unlatching" where the seat belt becomes unlocked resulting in serious injuries to the passenger. Parts of the seat belt can also be defective. Sometimes the seat belt may fail to lock up in a crash if the mechanism that keeps seat belts at the correct tension is defective rendering the passenger unprotected and at risk for serious injuries or worse. Lap belts can cause injury including fatal internal injuries.

Between 1993 and 2002 14 million Chrysler vehicles were sold with seat belts that had the release button protruding above the main part of the latch mechanism. As a result, the button could be accidentally depressed by contact with any other object.

The Georgia injury lawyers at The Burnside Firm can investigate the accident and find out if a defective seat belt was the cause of the injury. We have the expertise and skill necessary to get victims of failed or defective seat belts the compensation they rightfully deserve. From our office in Athens GA, we represent accident victims throughout Georgia.

Contact us for a No Risk No Obligation free initial consultation. Call 1-800-569-1937. Don’t miss out on the compensation you rightfully deserve.

Athens Personal Injury Lawyer | Georgia Car Wreck Accident Attorney