Seat Belt Defects Our Goal: Winning & Winning Big

Seat Belt Defects

We ONLY handle INJURY CLAIMS involving car defects. If you have a car defect only claim, please contact a non-injury car defect lawyer.

Experienced Attorneys Helping Victims of Defective Seat Belts

Statistics prove seat belts save lives. However, when these devices are defective or poorly designed, they may cause severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a faulty seat belt, it is important to seek legal assistance.

Common Seat Belt Malfunctions

During an accident, it is possible for a faulty seat belt to unlatch. Testing has shown high forces of an accident may cause a latch to release. Even though an occupant properly belts before an accident, a police officer may note the opposite. Cases frequently include a surviving occupant who insists he or she was belted correctly but fell victim to defects.

Other cases of seat belt defects are tearing and ripping. A seat belt should never tear or rip as a result of an accident. This device is made to withstand great forces. Torn webbing is commonly due to a manufacturing flaw or defect.

Refractor failure is another problem. A seat belt contains a refractor that locks in place to hold an occupant steady. When this refractor does not lock properly, extra belt material is allowed to slack, which does not provide adequate protection during a crash. This is especially dangerous in frontal collisions. A person sitting in the front seat may be forced through the windshield. A design defect, also known as “skipping,” commonly causes refractor failure.

An incorrectly designed or placed seat belt may cause injury as well. If a car designer places a buckle in a poor location that makes it impossible to adequately fit an occupant, injury may occur. This is often the case when designers care more about interior aesthetics than safety.

Injuries Related to Defective Seat Belts

Thankfully, many faulty seat belt injuries are minor and cause scrapes and bruises. Defective shoulder straps may also cause harm to the neck, shoulder, or sternum. Fractures and dislocations may result as well. In severe cases, a person may suffer extensive internal or spinal cord injuries.

Who is Responsible for Compensation?

When a malfunctioning or poorly designed seat belt leads to injury, it is vital to seek adequate compensation from the vehicle’s manufacturer, auto retailer, supply company, or seat belt distributor. Injuries may cause expensive medical bills and loss of income. It is vital to make the guilty parties pay for their negligence.

Contact the Doan Law Firm

The Doan Law Firm has years of experience litigating personal injury and product liability cases. We understand the devastation caused by seat belt defects and strive to bring justice to innocent victims. There are no fees unless we win and our team of experienced attorneys are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your case. For a free phone consultation, call our office at (800) 349-0000.

Client Testimonials

Hear From Our Clients
    Blown away by the exceptional service.

    “Jimmy is someone you need to have in your corner when fighting the insurance companies for the compensation you deserve!”

    - D.P.
    The Doan Law Firm staff was very kind and helpful throughout the whole process of my injury claim.

    “They worked really hard on my case and never gave up. They got me the amount I deserved. I would recommend any family member or friend without any doubt.”

    - S.T.
    I received AAA+ care from Jimmy Doan and the Doan Law Firm team.

    “He was always available to answer all my questions and ease my anxiety while going through this process. He was able to recover enough to cover all my medical expenses and much more.”

    - H.F.
    They always answered the phone when I needed an update and always kept me informed.

    “They always answered the phone when I needed an update and always kept me informed.”

    - T.V.
    He and his paralegals dealt with the insurance company, and we just worried about getting better and going to the doctor.

    “They were so nice and always answered the phone or text messages. I am thankful to them for helping my family and I. I highly recommend them.”

    - S.V.
/

What Sets Us Apart from Other Firms?

The Difference is Clear
  • Serving Clients Nationwide
  • We Utilize the Latest Technology
  • No Fee Owed Unless We Win
  • Open, Honest & Upfront Legal Advice
  • Se Habla Español
  • Recognized in the Media & News
  • Virtual Consultations, Online Chat & Video Conferencing Available
  • We Respond to Texts, Emails, Calls Within 1 Hour

Get to Know Us

Watch Our Firm Videos to Learn More
  • Introducing The Doan Law Firm

    Learn about what motivates Attorney Jimmy Doan.

  • Testimonial 1
  • Get to Know Jimmy Doan

    Learn about Attorney Jimmy Doan's background and ...

/
Contact Us 24/7/365 to Discuss Your Case Fast, Friendly, Free Case Evaluation

Submit Your Information & Our Lawyer Will Contact You Within 1 Hour