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by Jeff Rasansky - December 8, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

There’s really no way around the fact that using your seat belt is a good idea. Not only is it the law, the NHTSA also has data that shows that over 60 percent of the people who are killed in a car accident were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. This is obviously persuasive information. There are cases, however, were seatbelts proved to be defective. If your seatbelt failed, there could be several ways in which an attorney may find that it was defective. Here are some things to watch out for.


Faulty directions.

Some seatbelt instructions aren’t quite as specific as they should be. If you were wearing a seatbelt improperly because the instructions were not prominently printed on the device or because the instructions were unclear, that can be construed as a defect.

Errors in manufacture.

Sometimes, a system on an automobile will have a small error that is fixed by replacing what would seem like an insignificant part. These are usually the kinds of repairs that you bring your car into a dealer to have completed, usually with the manufacturer paying for the repair for you, since it was their fault.

When vehicle restraint systems end up failing due to manufacturing erors, an attorney can sometimes put together a defective product lawsuit for you that could help you to get compensated for whatever injuries you suffered and whatever property damage you suffered.

Flaws in design.

Most of the technology that goes into automobiles these days is very advanced. Much of it has been used for a very long time and the designs are known to be solid, reliable and safe. There are products, however, that proved to have flawed designs that end up getting people hurt. These products not only include safety belts, they also include infant and child seats that sometimes are manufactured or designed in a way that makes them safe.

Defective seat belt lawsuits can be complex. They will likely require that you have some sort of extra representation to back up your claim. Because these lawsuits can be so complex, you also need to make certain that you have an experienced attorney at your side to help you argue your case. If you do believe that you are injured because a seatbelt do not function as it was supposed to, you should most certainly talk to an attorney. They can investigate the matter and find out whether or not the product was defective.

Speak With a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney For Free

The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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