Honda Rollover Facts
A 4-year-old boy from North Richland Hills, Texas dies after his step father's Honda Civic rolls over after a Jeep traveling in front of them suddenly hit its brakes. The driver of the Honda Civic braked hard and ultimately veered off the highway to avoid colliding with the Jeep. The Honda rolled over and the 4 year old boy who was apparently not in a car seat was ejected and was killed.
Seatbelts and Rollovers
Seatbelts perform a central role in occupant protection. Seat belts should are designed to restrain the occupant by preventing ejection and minimizing the occupant's violent movement within the vehicle during the rollover or crash. With the introduction of mandatory usage laws, many more Americans are now wearing seatbelts compared to prior decades. As a consequence of more frequent usage, design flaws in seatbelts have become apparent. The most common of these design seatbelt defects and seat belt failures involve seat belt buckles in cars, SUVs, Trucks and child's car seat / child safety seats, is that the seat belt buckle can fail to hold or restrain on impact, shoulder belt that allow too much slack (window shade seat belt design), shoulder belt retractors that skip or fail to hold under load, automatic or door mounted seatbelts that kill and maim when the door opens during a rollover or crash, shoulder only belt strangulations and neck injury defects and dangerous lap only seat belt injuries and deaths.
Seat Belt Buckle Failures during Rollovers
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a SUV rollover accident, van rollover, truck rollover or wreck in which seat belt buckles failed to hold or properly restrain on impact or during a rollover and the occupants were ejected, seriously injured or killed then call us now. Mr. Willis is a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney with over 23 years of product liability and Rollover litigation experience. Call the Willis Law Firm at 1-800-883-9858 for a Free & Confidential Consultation