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Types of Injuries Caused by Seat Belts

Our auto defects attorney and senior partner, Brian Chase discusses the issues in the auto industry of putting profit before safety. The following is a list of injuries most commonly associated with faulty or defective seat belt restraints suffered in automobile accidents.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Closed Head Trauma
  • Other types of Head and Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Death

Many secondary injuries are also the result of the use of seat belts, such as:

  • Contusions
  • Cracked Sternum (sternal fracture)
  • Organ Injury
  • Aneurysm
  • Burst Appendix
  • Ruptured Spleen
  • Vertebrae Injuries
  • Soft-Tissue Damage

Although the use of seat belts has been strongly promoted in the United States for years, many children and adults suffer from serious seat belt related injuries each year. Listed below are just a few of the injuries which may occur as the result of faulty or defective seat belts:

  • Concussions
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain or Head Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Abdominal and Chest Injuries
  • Thoracic Injury
  • Bowel Injury
  • Intestinal Injury

For over three decades, many of the restrain system manufacturers and major vehicle makers in the U.S have been aware that certain seat belt systems are poorly made, and have the ability to unlatch in the event of an accident, causing serious injury, and even death.

Seat belt injury representation

If you or a loved one has suffered from a faulty seat belt injury you should contact a skilled seat belt injury attorney at Bisnar Chase right away. Our auto defect lawyers have the knowledge and experience to successfully represent clients in seat belt defect cases, as well as other auto part liability cases throughout the state. We will use our experience, knowledge and resources to achieve the best possible results for you and your family. Many of these cases are catastrophic and require long term medical care. Our team of experienced attorneys will fight for your right to fair compensation.

Some of our auto defect victories

$24,744,764 - Auto defect
$7,998,073 - Product liability - motor vehicle accident
$5,000,000 - Auto Defect
$3,075,000 - Product defect - motor vehicle accident
$2,500,000 - Govt. claim, product defect - motor vehicle accident
$2,600,000 - Auto Defect
$2,432,250 - Product liability - motor vehicle accident
$2,250,000 - Auto defect - motor vehicle accident
$2,000,000 - Defective seatback - motor vehicle accident
$1,900,000 - Auto Defect

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Defective Seatbelt Lawyers

  • The most common seatbelt issue is with false latching - when the belt clicks into place but it isn't secured well, and it comes undone when jolted or under pressure.
  • Seatbelt usage drastically decreases the user's chance of injury during a car crash, and a defective seatbelt can provide little to no benefit in a crash.
  • If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of a seatbelt defect, know your rights and contact an attorney today. We may be able to get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Over $300M in verdicts and settlements.
  • Firm commitment to public safety and holding corporate giants accountable.
  • A team of auto defect attorneys who are dedicated and compassionate.
  • Serving California since 1978.


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