Defective Car Safety Features
Injuries Caused by Defective Vehicle Safety Features
Millions of lives have been saved by seat belts and other modern safety features like airbags and anti-lock brakes, but occasionally something goes wrong, and a seat belt, car seat or other vehicle safety feature malfunctions. In the event of a car accident, defective seat belts or other defective safety features can result in severe, permanent personal injury.
The impact of injuries following a motor vehicle accident is always immense, and if your seat belt or airbag were defective, you may have suffered much greater injury. As you focus on recovery, the cost of medical treatment and other expenses can add up. If you are unable to work, there may be additional financial strain due to lost income.
Defective Seat Belt Injuries
In most collisions, a seat belt will save your life, or dramatically reduce the severity of your injuries. When your seat belt is defective, the results can be extremely dangerous. There are a variety of ways that seat belts can fail, but some of the common causes of failure include:
- Flawed design or position
- Pre-tensioner malfunction causing belt to be too tight or loose
- Assembly or installation errors
- Inadequate or damaged webbing material
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and your seat belt was defective or otherwise did not function properly, Jasmine Daya & Co. can help you secure compensation for your injuries.
Defective Car Seats
Your child’s car seat is one of the most important safety devices in your vehicle, and a functional car seat will work to reduce injury in the case of an accident. However, defective car seats are a leading cause of injuries to children in car accidents, and have been subject to a lot of recalls and product warnings in recent years. Some common car seat defects include faulty latches, buckles and adjusters, flammable materials and weak or poorly assembled frames.
An airbag is a supplementary restraint system (SRS) that works to supplement the seat belt in the event of a car crash. Although airbags are intended to make the car safer, on occasion, defective or malfunctioning airbags can cause severe injuries. Airbag defects can lead to an airbag failing to deploy during an accident, or activating with too much force, causing back and neck injuries.
Get an Advantage in your Claim with a Skilled Jasmine Daya & Co. Lawyer on your Side
If you relied on a seat belt, car seat, airbag, anti-lock breaks or other vehicle safety feature only to have it fail to protect you in an accident, one of our product liability lawyers can help you recover damages from the people or organizations that are at-fault. The litigation team at Jasmine Daya & Co. has decades of cumulative experience, and we are committed to helping the victims of defective vehicle safety products obtain fair compensation.
With one of our product liability lawyer taking care of your claim, you can rest assured that your best interests are being protected. Let our decades of experience be your advantage. We offer free consultations for new clients, and do not charge any fees up front. Contact us online or call 416-967-9100 for an appointment, and get honest legal advice about your situation and options.
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