Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina
If you ask most individuals what feature in their car is most important for passenger safety, the answer would likely be the seat belt. Seat belts are designed to protect riders from sudden, sharp jerks due to immediate braking and to keep their body stationary in the event of an accident. However, seat belts may cause more harm than good if they are inherently defective or malfunction while being used. In this case, not only do they not protect you from harm, they may also cause additional injuries to yourself and others.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a defective seat belt, you deserve justice under the law. The companies that produce these belts need to be held responsible for the negligent behavior they have exhibited in putting out such a harmful product. To learn more about product liability and your rights as an injury victim, contact the Charleston product liability lawyers of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today.
CAUSES OF FAULTY SEAT BELTS
The following instances may be attributed to an inherent malfunction within the seat belt manufacturing or product design:
Unlatching from the buckle
Defective locking mechanism
Missing hip or shoulder band
By bringing the reckless seat belt manufacturer to justice with a product liability lawsuit, you may be able to receive financial compensation for damage caused by the accident. This money can be used to cover lost wages due to missed work, medical bills, costs associated with recovery and rehabilitation or even physical or emotional pain and suffering. However, to find out how much money you may be entitled to, you should consult with an experienced attorney.
For more information about seat belt defects and your legal rights, contact the Charleston product liability attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm today at 843-720-2800.