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Dangers of Seatbelt Defects

Many safety commercials advise drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts, and for good reason. Seatbelts may help individuals avoid serious injuries in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, defective seatbelts may cause injuries.

When a seatbelt fails, drivers and passengers are put in danger. If you or someone you love was injured due to a seatbelt failure, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact the Milwaukee seatbelt defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.

Common Seatbelt Defects

Since seatbelts are designed as harnesses to keep drivers and passengers properly braced in the event of an impact, they require several working parts to properly function. When one or more of those parts fails, the seatbelt itself may fail. Some of the most common seatbelt defects include:

  • Failure to lock in the event of an impact
  • Locking at improper times
  • Weak straps that break
  • Straps that apply too much pressure

With seatbelts that do not allow any room for movement, wearers may suffer broken bones or internal injuries in the event of an accident. For seatbelts that give too much slack or break, individuals may crash against blunt objects, such as the dashboard, or may be flung out of the car completely. Any of these defects may lead to serious injury or even death.

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Seatbelts serve an important safety function in automobiles but may be dangerous when they are defective. If you or your loved one suffered an injury due to a faulty seatbelt, let the Milwaukee seatbelt defect attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for you. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

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