Madison Seat Belt Defect Attorneys
Among the first things most drivers do when they get into a car is put their seat belt on. This simple device has been a standard car safety feature for decades, as the restraint from a seat belt can help prevent injuries from both high- and low-speed injuries. For these reasons, the past few years have seen an increased public awareness of the importance of using seat belts, spearheaded by police advertising campaigns focused on keeping motorists buckled up for every ride. However, if something goes wrong with a seat belt, the results can be horrific.
If you or someone you love has been harmed due to a defective seat belt, contact the Madison seat belt defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today for a free case evaluation.
How Can a Seat Belt Fail?
There are four major types of seat belt malfunctions which involve either the connecting mechanism or the restraining mechanism. These pieces are smaller machines working in the bigger seat belt system. As a result of the complexity of the modern seat belt, problems with a single component could jeopardize the overall safety of the wearer.
The four major seat belt malfunctions are:
- Too much restraint
- Lack of restraint
- A seat belt that will not buckle, or comes loose
- A seat belt that will not unbuckle, especially after an accident
In each case, manufacturers are responsible for making safety devices that work as intended. Seat belt failures can lead to serious injuries even in otherwise minor car accidents.
If you have been injured because of a defective safety device, you may have legal options for seeking justice. Contact the auto defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 for more information.