Our Michigan car accident lawyers represent clients who have suffered significant injuries in a auto or truck accident. While driver error is the most common cause of an auto accident, there are many circumstances in which a defective seat belt to prevent an injury to an occupant of the car. When serious injury or death results from a defective seat belt, it can give rise to a products liability lawsuit against the car maker or manufacturer of the seat belt or auto component.
Common Injuries Caused By seat belt Failure and Defective seat belts
When designed, engineered, and installed properly, a seat belt can be a lifesaver for a vehicle occupant involved in a serious auto accident. However, these seat belts can malfunction and fail to provide their intended safety protection. When a seat belt is defective or fails, the results can be devastating. Common injuries from a defective seat belt include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Facial fractures
- Fractured ribs
- Spinal cord injuries, including fractures of the spine
- Injuries to internal organs
- Broken bones
What To Do if Injured in A Michigan Car Accident Due To A Defective seat belt
If you or someone you know was injured or died in an auto accident and the seat belt failed or was defective, it is important that you know what to do. First, it is essential that the vehicle be stored in the same condition as it was at the time of the accident. This means that the automobile should be kept in a secure facility and that no repairs should be made to the car. It also means that no parts should be removed or replaced after the auto accident. It is necessary to preserve the vehicle so that an automotive engineer and crash analysis expert can inspect the car to see if the car was defective.
It is also important to take photographs and video of the car so that the condition of the vehicle after the accident can be best understood. This provides very valuable evidence to automotive experts and accident reconstruction experts. Photographs of a defective automobile are also very compelling to show to a jury at trial.
Finally, it is essential that you contact an experienced defective Michigan seat belt accident injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to investigate your case and the cause of the injuries suffered in the accident. Our experienced Michigan lawyers will immediately begin our investigation, assist you with your claims process, and determine if there is a valid seat belt products liability lawsuit that can be filed for your accident. If there is a potential defective seat belt case, we will preserve your vehicle and hire an automotive engineering expert to inspect the vehicle for defects.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Defective seat belt Accident Injury Cases
We will represent you in your seat belt failure or defect case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
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