Seat Belt Failure
We rely on seat belts as one of our primary safety features, protecting us in the eventuality of accidents. According to statistics kept by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 150,000 lives were saved from 1975 to 2001 because of the use of safety belts.
Unfortunately, seat belts, like all safety features, can potentially fail, resulting in injury or even fatality. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse because a seat belt failed to work properly, the Des Moines personal injury attorneys of may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 877-327-2600.
How Seat Belts Fail
Seat belts can fail in a number of ways which can threaten the lives of motorists. Some of the most common include:
- Latch malfunction. Occasionally, latching mechanisms fail to properly lock the seatbelt into place, making them virtually useless in the eventuality of an accident. An improperly latching seat belt can be extremely dangerous in a high-speed accident.
- Spooling belt. In order to function correctly, a seat belt needs to be taut but not tight. If the spooling mechanism does not keep the belt taut enough, it will not effectively stop the force of a body.
You have a right to expect seat belts to function properly. If yours has not, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation.
If your car accident injury was caused by a defective seat belt, we may be able to help. Contact the Des Moines seat belt malfunction attorneys of today by calling 877-327-2600.