New York Defective Vehicle Attorney Explains How a seat belt Can Hurt You

Doctors, traffic safety experts, the government, and New York accident lawyers all agree on at least one thing. seat belts save lives. Many experts credit increased seat belt use for a decline in traffic fatalities in recent years. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that seat belts saved 15,383 lives in 2006. Yet sometimes seat belts cause injuries.

seat belt Injuries Come From seat belt Defects, Not the Use of Properly Functioning seat belts

As a New York defective vehicle attorney, I want to emphasize that seat belt injuries occur because of defective seat belts, not because of properly functioning seat belts. A seat belt can be defective in the following ways:
  • There was a defect in the seat belt's design.
  • There was a defect in the manufacturing of the seat belt.
  • There was a defect in installing the seat belt in the car.
  • Proper warnings about how to use the seat belt were not provided.

Any of these defects can cause serious injuries. If a seat belt is defective, it may not restrain you properly in the event of a crash. For example, the seat belt may separate from the seat or car and fail to restrain you. The results may be catastrophic. You may suffer from internal injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, back injuries or you could die.

Contact a New York Defective Vehicle Lawyer if You've Been Hurt by a seat belt

If you have been hurt by a defective seat belt, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. seat belts are effective in saving lives, and you shouldn't have to worry about their effectiveness in a crash. Instead, you should be able to trust that your seat belt will protect you.

For more information about your potential recovery, please contact a New York defective vehicle lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911 today.

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