Champaign Seat Belt Injury Lawyers
Seat belts are a basic component of any vehicle’s safety systems that can help reduce the likelihood of certain severe injuries after a collision. However, these safety devices may malfunction due to a variety of problems with the device’s design or manufacture. Without a properly working seat belt, a motorist may be thrown around the inside of their vehicle during an accident. In the worst case scenario, a vehicle’s occupants may even be thrown through the windshield.
For additional information regarding your legal options if you have been hurt due to a flawed seatbelt, contact the Champaign seat belt injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today.
Seat Belt Malfunctions
Seatbelts in recent years work through a mechanism that will immediately adjust the tightness of the belt according to how much force is being applied against the belt. While the bottom belt may not move, the top will provide flexibility when a person is not in an accident and security when they are in a collision. A failure with this basic mechanism in one of the many problems a seat belt malfunction can cause.
The following are serious problems with a seat belt that can result in motorist injuries:
- Broken belts
- Inability to latch the belt
- Inability to unlatch the belt in case of a fire
- Inability to tighten during a collision
These mechanical errors can lead to injuries that may require immediate emergency assistance.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury in a car accident caused by a malfunctioning seat belt, we may be able to help. To learn more about your legal options as an injured motorist, contact the Champaign seat belt injury attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 328-2828 today.