Birmingham Seat Belt Injuries Attorneys
Automobile manufacturers have an important responsibility to produce high-quality safety equipment for every vehicle they produce. In particular, seat belts need to be properly researched, tested, and manufactured. If any defects involving seat belts occur during an accident, it can cause serious injuries for which the manufacturer may be held liable. Without properly working seat belts, motorists may sustain severe traumatic injuries, often causing broken bones or brain injuries.
Manufacturers who fail to put properly working seat belts in cars and subsequently cause innocent drivers and passengers to suffer should be held accountable for their negligence. To discuss your rights and options in further detail with a skilled legal professional, contact a Birmingham seat belt injuries attorney of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 today.
Injuries from Seat Belt Defects
Whether a seat belt won’t fasten or is dangerously too restrictive in an emergency situation, the belt’s manufacturer is responsible for the defect’s consequences. The following injuries are common concerns after an accident in which a seat belt malfunctioned:
- Broken bones
- Significant blood loss and disfiguring scars
- Brain injuries
- Damage to the face, causing injuries to sensory organs
- Damage to joints and other connective tissue
These injuries often require emergency medical treatment and may even require long-term care. In case of a brain injury or damage to a sensory organ, the injury may lead to a permanent disability, causing the victim and their loved ones to suffer.
A defective seat belt may cost you or someone you love a significant financial toll, as medical treatment and injury recovery expenses can substantially wear down your household’s finances. Fortunately, however, compensation may be available to cover these expenses and your losses. For a free consultation about how to prepare an injury claim for your injury costs, contact the Birmingham seat belt injuries lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 today.