Common Seatbelt Defects in Dallas
- October 5, 2012
- Vehicle Defects
Seatbelts are put into our vehicles for one reason and one reason only: to save lives. It is ingrained in our minds that without them we are in grave danger. Billboards and advertisements remind us not only that wearing a seatbelt saves lives, but that it is the law. I’m sure most people have seen the notorious “Click It or Ticket” campaign. These ads are necessary, as seatbelts do save lives in the event of a Dallas car crash.
A defective seatbelt, on the other hand, can do great harm to the driver and passengers.
Common Seatbelt Defects
- Unlatching – A seatbelt may become unlatched during an accident due to a faulty design. Impact to the back of the buckle or a protruding release button may increase the likelihood of unlatching during an accident.
- Not unlatching – A seatbelt may fail to unlatch following a car accident, placing a driver or passenger at risk of injury due to water immersion or a fire. Not being able to escape the vehicle in a dangerous situation can lead to serious injury.
- Faulty design – The design of a seatbelt itself may cause a driver to sustain serious injury in a car accident. A defect in the design can be due to improperly restraining the individual or poor placement.
If you have been injured due to a seatbelt defect or any other motor vehicle defect in Texas, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a seatbelt defect lawyer at Guajardo & Marks to discuss your legal options.