Anchorage System Failure
Seat belts are designed to protect passengers in a vehicle in the event of a collision. When all the parts of the seat belt – the fabric, the buckle, the latch, and the points where the belt is anchored to the vehicle, function as they are supposed to during an accident, they can save people from severe and even fatal injuries. Unfortunately, defects in the seat belt are not uncommon. Among these defects are improperly installed seat belt anchors which can come undone during an accident.
If you or someone you love was involved in a rollover accident involving a defective seat belt anchor, the Willis Law Firm may be able to help you seek compensation from the vehicle manufacturer for selling a defective vehicle. For a free consultation, contact us today at 800-883-9858.
Injuries from Seat Belt Anchor Separation
Mistakes made during the installation of a seat belt, such as failure to tighten the bolt holding the anchor to the interior of the car, can cause the anchor to separate from the vehicle. During a rollover accident, this can have devastating effects, causing injuries such as:
- Head wounds or fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken or fractured bones
- Facial injuries
As of 2012, multiple vehicle manufacturers have had to recall vehicles for faulty seat belt anchor installation.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and the seat belt failed to properly restrain them, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. To speak with a trustworthy legal professional about your case, contact the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.