Seat Belt Defects
When auto accidents occur, seat belts help keep drivers and their passengers from being ejected from the vehicle. In most cases, this greatly improves an individual’s chances of surviving an accident. This is especially true of SUV rollover accidents.
Unfortunately, many sports utility vehicles have a history of seat belt defects. If you or someone you love suffered severe injuries in an SUV rollover accident that was worsened by defective seat belts, contact the SUV rollover lawyers of The Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.
The Dangers of Seat Belt Defects
In a rollover accident, seat belts help keep vehicle occupants in place so that they are not put in further harm. Without properly functioning seat belts, individuals may be:
- Ejected from the vehicle
- Trapped and crushed under the vehicle
- Thrust about the vehicle’s cabin
Each of these consequences of faulty seat belts may increase an individual’s chances of suffering head and brain injuries, internal organ damage, and broken bones. When the chance of these injuries increases, so does the chance that an individual will pass away as a result of the accident.
Seat belt defects that may lead to malfunction include faulty buckles, ineffective locking mechanisms, and weak belts materials. The vehicle’s manufacturer may be liable for such defects and any injuries that occur as a result.
If a seat belt defect has caused you further harm in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from your vehicle’s manufacturer. Contact the SUV rollover attorneys of The Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858 today for more information.