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Seat Belt Failure

Lancaster Seat Belt Failure Lawyer

Seat belts are designed to protect you in the event of a car crash. When your seat belt fails to work properly, it can have serious consequences. You may suffer severe injuries or even death if your seat belt is defective. If you were injured in an accident because of a malfunctioning seat belt, a skillful and caring attorney can help. A Lancaster seat belt failure lawyer at Haggerty Silverman & Justice will get you the compensation you deserve.

Seat Belt Defects

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belts saved the lives of over 12,000 people in the United States in 2012. However, a defective seat belt can have the opposite effect. A malfunctioning seatbelt can result in death to the person wearing it. A seat belt defect is generally the result of poor design, manufacturing, installation, or some combination of the three. Seat belt failure is usually caused by one or more of the following:

  • latch issues, such as unlatching in an accident
  • defective material that can tear
  • retractor failure
  • poor seat belt geometry
  • sensor failure
  • poor design

Defective Seat Belt Recalls

In April 2016, General Motors recalled almost 900,000 vehicles in the United States for seat belt issues.

In February 2016, Toyota announced a safety recall of its RAV4 vehicles for a seat belt separation defect.

In the mid-1990s, at least eight million vehicles were recalled due to faulty Takata seat belts.

If your vehicle is part of a seat belt recall, it’s important to get the issue fixed in a timely manner.

Defective Seat Belt Lawyers in Lancaster, PA

Car accidents are scary enough. But they are even more devastating when a defective seat belt causes further injury. If you believe that a defective seat belt is to blame for your injuries or a loved one’s death, contact Haggerty Silverman & Justice today. Our defective seat belt lawyers will evaluate your claim for free. Call us at 717-397-3200 or fill out our online contact form.

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