Seat Belt Defects
Under federal law, all vehicles must be equipped with seatbelts and many motorists expect seatbelts to protect them when they are involved in a motor vehicle collision. Many motorists never think that a seatbelt defect contributed to their accident or contributed to the severity of their injuries. Like all products, seatbelt manufacturers sometimes make mistakes. However, seatbelt defects can be deadly.
Seatbelts can pop open because of the inertial forces on the buckle, they can spool out improperly, which causes the motorist or passenger to slide through the seatbelt, seatbelts can latch improperly, seatbelts can tear, door mounted automatic shoulder belts can disengage when the car rolls over and seatbelt retractors can fail to lock up the seatbelt in an accident. Any of these defects can result in life-threatening injuries or even death.
If a seatbelt defect contributed to the severity of your injuries, contact the Miami defective seatbelt lawyers at Friedland | Carmona as soon as possible. As a motorist, you have every right to expect that the products in your vehicle are going to work as intended. When a defective product cases serious injury or death, the manufacturers, engineers and designers of the product can be held financially liable. Seatbelt use and defect is extremely difficult to discover and prove. The Broward seatbelt defect lawyers at Friedland | Carmona will hire automotive experts to examine the vehicle and the seatbelts to determine if there were any malfunctions.
As a victim of a seatbelt defect, you will likely have expensive medical bills and will be unable to work. Along with pain and suffering, the Fort Lauderdale seatbelt defect lawyers at Friedland | Carmona will work diligently to ensure that you receive compensation for your medical expenses and past and future lost wages. If you lost your loved one as a result of seatbelt defect, the Miami wrongful death lawyers at Friedland | Carmona will fight to recover for the loss of your loved one.
Jonathan R. Friedland has been handling auto accident cases in South Florida for over twenty years and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. In one instance, he recovered four million dollars for an accident victim who suffered head and heart injuries. He is also an experienced product liability lawyer, who can successfully litigate your defective seatbelt claim. In one case, he recovered $225,000 for his client who suffered from a broken implanted knee prosthetic device. With his track record of success, he is the ideal personal injury lawyer to represent you.
If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of a seatbelt defect, call the Miami seatbelt defect lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today. The Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers will meet with you to discuss the accident, the defect and your claim and to formulate a plan of action. Call 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to schedule your free consultation. The law places strict limits on when a seatbelt defect claim can be brought, so it is important to contact the Friedland | Carmona as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate! Call today and let our family take care of your family!