West Palm Beach Seat Belt Injury Lawyer
Have you been injured by a defective seat belt? If poor design or manufacturing caused your injuries, a West Palm Beach seat belt injury attorney from the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you recover compensation.
Seat belts save lives, but they often function improperly or fail altogether. If you’ve been injured because of a seat belt malfunction, you can seek compensation from the manufacturer. Serious injuries can lead to devastating life impacts, such as physical pain, limited mobility, financial suffering, and an inability to work.
You didn’t expect your seat belt to fail during your accident; now it’s time to get the compensation you need to provide for a future after serious injury. A West Palm Beach seat belt injury lawyer with our firm can help you pursue fair compensation. We believe you deserve justice for all you’ve suffered.
How Do Seat Belts Hurt West Palm Beach Car Crash Victims?
Most of us understand that wearing your safety belt can prevent serious injuries and death, but what about the injuries caused by defective seat belts? Sometimes, your seat belt won’t function the way it should, or it will completely fail, leaving you as vulnerable to serious injury as if you hadn’t buckled up at all.
Here are some common problems with seat belt design that can lead to serious injury:
- Ripped or torn seat belt webbing
- Poor design
- Excessive spooling
- Retractor failure
- A defect in vehicle impact-reading software
- Complete system failure
What Kinds of Injuries Do Defective Seat Belts Cause?
Take a look at some of the serious injuries victims have suffered due to defective seat belts in West Palm Beach:
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Limb injuries
- Face and skull fractures
- Wrongful death
When your seat belt is defective, it can lead to injury in a crash, but there are also some examples of times when the seat belt itself can cause injury.
For example: You’ve been involved in an accident in which your seat belt operated as it should have, keeping your head from striking the windshield and preventing your body from being thrown from the vehicle.
However, now you’re suffering from a serious injury known as seat belt syndrome. This is when you suffer serious abdominal and intestinal injuries from the force of your body being thrown against your safety belt.
Consult with a West Palm Beach Seat Belt Injury Attorney
Using your safety belt is an extremely important way to prevent injury and death in a car crash. However, if you buckled up and were still seriously injured in a wreck, you may be owed compensation. The manufacturer of your seat belt has the duty to ensure it works properly to keep you safe; failure in that obligation can be considered negligence.
The team at the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo wants to help you get the compensation you need to account for your medical bills, missed wages, and pain and suffering. Schedule a free initial consultation with a West Palm Beach seat belt injury lawyer by calling us at 561-659-6366. You can also complete the form below to get in touch.