Reasons a Seat Belt Might Fail and Cause Injuries in a Texas Car Wreck
Accidents happen. This axiom might apply to drivers, but it should not apply to car manufacturers.
If the safety equipment designed to minimize your injuries in a wreck fails when you need it most, the consequences can be serious for you and everyone else involved. Injuries sustained as the result of defective safety equipment are not your fault, of course, and you should not have to pay for the medical costs associated with treating those injuries.
There are several reasons your seat belt could fail during a Texas car accident, including:
- Weak fabric
- A defective buckle
- Poor connections
- A faulty feeding mechanism
If you were involved in a Texas car wreck and were injured because of a defective seat belt, you might be eligible to receive compensation from the seat belt manufacturer or the car manufacturer for certain damages, including:
- Medical bills for the additional injuries caused by the defective equipment
- Loss of wages stemming from missed time at work
- Pain and suffering
We should be able to expect everything in our cars to work properly. If safety equipment in your vehicle failed and consequently caused you injuries, you may be able to make things right through a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re curious about how these lawsuits work, an experienced Texas car accident lawyer can explain the process to you.
For a convenient, free consultation with Houston car accident Attorney Steve Lee, call our office at (800) 232-3711. We’ve been providing legal services to injured and wronged motorists from the same location here in Houston for 38 years.
Don’t let someone else get away with causing you injury because of negligence, whether it’s another driver or a major corporation that’s responsible for the damages you’ve sustained. Hold the other party accountable and obtain the financial compensation you and your family deserve.