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Los Angeles Seat Belt Injury Lawyer


Seat belts are safety devices that help secure individuals in a car accident. However, a seat belt failure or seat belt defects can be a contributing cause of serious injuries in an accident.

It is the responsibility of the auto manufacturer to ensure a sturdy and strong seat belt component to avoid any failures during car crashes.

Whether it is a poorly built seat belt or a mechanical failure, you shouldn’t be the one to shoulder the financial consequences of an unbelted accident. We have the courage and financial backing to dominate those naughty insurance adjusters and big mouth defense attorneys. If a reliable law firm is what you want, keep reading!

Have You Received a Seat Belt Injury in a Car Accident? Call Ehline Law for a Free Consultation

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If you got hurt due to a defective seat belt, contact Ehline Law and our Los Angeles seat belt injury lawyer today, as you may be eligible for compensation.

Injuries from Seat Belt Failure in a Car Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports more than 3 million injuries annually due to seat belt failure. Around 40,000 car accident victims die when a seat belt fails to latch onto its holding mechanism.

Types of Seat Belt Defects

The different types of seat belt defects caused when colliding include mechanical failure, unlatching, wear and tear on seat belts, lap belt design, poor design or poorly built, and door-mounted belts.

Investigators looking at research history conducted a study. These professionals determined the vast majority of rollover accidents cause severe injuries to people inside the vehicle. This is because the seat belt fails to latch onto its holding mechanism. This is a common manufacturing defect caused during vehicle production installation, causing fatalities. The negligent driver will defend, accepting liability for the impact, using auto defect experts to deflect responsibility for a serious injury or death to the injured person.

Failing safety devices from false latching can lead to medical bills from internal bleeding after striking the steering wheel or the vehicle’s interior while waving in traffic to avoid a crash, for example. After a free case review, you will have a better idea of where you stand under Calofrnia law after vehicle impacts and failed safety restraint devices fail.

How to Determine a Seat Belt Defect after an Accident?

So, when is there a case for a seat belt defect?

The following situations are some signs to help identify a weak seat belt defense resulting in a seat belt defect:

  • Multiple belted passengers with severe injuries
  • Belted passenger gets hurt from windshield contact or gets ejected
  • The belted victim suffers more damage than the vehicle
  • A damaged seat belt following the accident

Auto manufacturers have faced negative publicity when their vehicles get equipped with faulty seat belts, with Volvo recalling more than 19,000 of its cars to avoid any serious cases of defective seat belt injuries.

More serious injuries tend to occur when multiple forces exert pressure on the human body, and seat belts can hurt individuals during vehicle accidents.

Common Injuries from Seat Belts

One of the most common seat belt defects is called “retractor failure.” This type of individual case occurs after the retracting device fails to lock the seat belt down fast enough to restrain body movement to prevent injury.

Seat belts are often sturdy safety devices that can deliver a lot of pressure in an accident leading to injuries known as the seat belt syndrome. Children, the elderly, and pregnant women run a greater risk of injuring themselves from seat belts during collision accidents. Besides bruising, there may be continuous or delayed pain, making diagnosis and treatment difficult, leading to complications.

The force from an accident and the jerk reaction due to a strong seat belt can impact internal organs resulting in abdominal injuries, ruptured spleen, kidney damage, lung and heart damage, and more. Other types of injuries include traumatic brain injuries, bruised ribs, post-traumatic stress disorder, and abrasions, among others.

Compensation from Seat Belt Injuries

The financial consequences of car crashes can toll a car accident victim. However, it is up to the lawyer and their expertise to fight for every penny to help you with a seamless recovery process.

Our personal injury lawyers at Ehline Law have the experience to get compensation for damages such as medical expenses, surgery, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.

How Much Compensation Can You Get from Defective Seat Belts?

The amount of money you get depends on the injuries sustained and the lawyer’s ability to present the case. However, it also depends on the state in which you reside. Since California is a fault-based state, the compensation is calculated depending on the degree of fault.

For example, if you get awarded $50,000 for the damages and are at 20% fault, you will receive $40,000 instead, while the insurance company will pay $10,000 to the other party. Even if you’re partially responsible, get an experienced lawyer to maximize your compensation, as you can still file for a personal injury claim.

Contact Our Los Angeles Seat Belt Injury Lawyer Today

Contact us at (213) 596-9642 and get a free consultation with our injury lawyer on your case. Finding the right lawyer can give you peace of mind and help you recover compensation to pay for the rising medical costs.

Whether you suffered injuries in an auto accident or got hurt due to a defective seat belt, reach out to us, and we will help protect your rights. Our awe-inspiring lawyers maintain a professional attorney-client relationship and will give you the right legal advice to help get your life back on track with mind-blowing results.

Contact us for more information on how our legendary Los Angeles personal injury lawyers use their backbone and training to win your case handily!

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