Seat Belt Failure has Serious Consequences

Every state in the country has ongoing campaigns about the importance of using seat belts. In many states, you can even get ticketed for not wearing one. According to studies, a considerable percentage of the U.S. population doesn’t wear seat belts on a regular basis. Those who do use seat belts each and every time assume that they’re going to be safer than those who don’t. Unfortunately, things don’t always turn out that way. Although it’s rare, seat belt failure can and does occur. All too often, seat belts fail due to negligence during the manufacturing process or faulty design. If you’ve been a victim of seat belt failure, it’s critical to protect your rights; Law Offices of Gary Green can help.

Recalls Tell the Tale of Seat Belt Failure

You would think that car manufacturers would go to special lengths to ensure that the seat belts in their vehicles work properly and are designed well. Based on the types of recalls that have been made over the last decade or so, that clearly isn’t always true. In 2000, for example, GM and Ford recalled more than 300,000 vehicles due to concerns about seat belts that were unlatching at random. In 2005, GM also recalled more than 425,000 vans whose seat belts weren’t latching properly. In short, seat belt design flaws are legitimate causes for concern.

Have You Been the Victim of Seat Belt Failure?

If you were injured in an accident when your seat belt failed in some way, it’s important to know that you have rights. At Law Offices of Gary Green, we assist clients like you on a regular basis. Whether the webbing of your seat belt tore, your seat belt became unlatched or your belt’s retractor failed, the people who are responsible need to be held accountable for your pain and suffering.

Seat Belt Failure and You

When designed well and used properly, seat belts can be absolute lifesavers. Of the approximately 35,000 people who die in car accidents in the U.S. each year, about 50 percent of them could be saved by buckling up their seat belts. If you do the right thing and use your seat belt whenever you’re on the road, you expect to be as protected as possible. By bringing seat belt failure issues to light, you may be able to help others avoid pain, suffering or even death. Contact Law Offices of Gary Green today to get started on your case.