Defective Product: Injuries From a Defective Seat Belt

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group

Though seat belts are designed to keep you and your passengers safe, the truth is, they don’t always do that. seat belts, like any other product, are subject to defects and failure. Unfortunately, like most products, you can’t just return it to the store when it fails to work properly. When a safety belt fails, it can mean severe and life-threatening injuries for those involved. 

When a seat belt fails, there are many ways a driver or passenger can be injured, including: 

  • hitting the steering wheel, dashboard or roof, causing head, neck, chest, arm, and leg injuries;
  • being ejected through the windshield, causing spinal cord and neck injuries, which could result in paralysis or even death;
  • strangulation caused by too much slack in the belt; and
  • head and neck injuries, because too much slack in the belt allowed them to be too close to the airbag at the time it deployed; 

If you believe your seat belt is a defective product and caused your injury in a wreck or accident, contact a Taylor county product liability attorney at Miley Legal Group at 304-326-1800 or 888-436-0859 to speak about your case today. 

Learn more about accident claims by reading our article “The 7 Biggest Mistakes that can Wreck your West Virginia Car Accident Claim,” and get more information on seat belt failure and defective product claims. 

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