Automobile Seatbelt Failure Lawyer-Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
If you have been injured by a consumer product or while using machinery at work, in a car or truck, riding an ATV or all terrain vehicles, or on an oil or gas field rig the law firm of Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., in Fort Worth, Texas can help. Often times you or a loved one is injured or worse in a motor vehicle accident and it may seem at first that it is nobody’s fault or simply just bad accident. Vehicle and parts manufacturers are routinely held accountable for defective products and designs or product liability failures. An airbag might deploy, a tire can blow out, a seatbelt can fail, or the vehicles structural integrity could fail such as a roof crush or door latch failure.
Likewise machinery and even hip replacements can malfunction or in some cases do not have the proper safety measures to insure against malfunction or injury.
At my law firm I have more than 12 years experience investigating product accidents and working with the best experts and lawyers in the business to develop winning strategies that result in full and fair settlement and jury awards.
If you’re considering a claim over seatbelt accidents and you’d like to discuss your legal options, contact me today for a free consultation. You can send me a message online or call 800-994-1966.
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The laws are clear about manufacturer’s responsibilities, and that includes automobiles, seatbelt failures, rollover accidents, and when airbags fail to deploy. It could be much more inconspicuous, such as a defective design where a roof crush injury or accidents involving an ATV or All Terrain Vehicle. A lot of times these are one car, SUV or vehicle accidents and it seems that there is no fault to place. A product liability case or product defect case exists a lot of times where this is the case. The product may have caused the injury or death and not the accident itself.
The Yamaha Rhino is a good example, is the focus of product liability litigation claims because of rollover accident that cause serious injuries or death.
When original equipment manufacturers or distributors fail to add proper warnings, instruction labels or safeguards they can be held liable for damages. Likewise manufacturers may choose one design over a more safer design to maintain control of costs.
Many people think that they may not have a products liability claim because they may have been using the product or machine improperly. The Courts have ruled that manufacturers are liable if they should have been able to anticipate how the public might use the product, even if not exactly as intended or instructed.
If you or your family may be a victim or have a products liability claim or as a result of a product that is defective then you should take steps as soon as possible to secure the vehicle, ATV, or other product to insure that it is not lost, modified or destroyed. My office can assist you in this situation. Most cases involving a SUV rollover, an ATV rollover, a Yamaha Rhino, a roof crush on a vehicle or the mechanics of a vehicle such as the air bag or a door latch or locking mechanism can be lost or destroyed long before an attorney or scientific expert can inspect it. Make sure the product is secured and protected.
Contact me for a free consultation about the injury you receive or the death of a loved one because of a defective product or if you think you might have a product liability claim. I will work hard to make sure that you and your family receive fair money damages from injuries you sustain because of a dangerous product or a design defect
Research shows that seatbelts (and child safety seats) save lives. But that research only applies when the seatbelt is working properly. If a seatbelt is defective or inadequately attached, the person inside the seat may as well not be wearing any belt at all. No matter how safely you and all of the people around you drive, automobile seatbelt failure can still put you at grave risk of serious seatbelt injuries.
Defective seatbelts may not cause crashes, but they can make them much worse, by failing to do the job we trust them to do. Seatbelt accidents are often very serious because seatbelts keep people from being thrown violently around and out of the vehicle. When this happens, victims can suffer serious head and spinal cord injuries, broken bones and puncture wounds from broken metal and glass. These seatbelt injuries can lead to permanent disability, and they can also incapacitate victims who might otherwise be able to escape a fire or second wreck.
All manufacturers operating in Texas have an obligation to ensure their products are safe and free of defects. This includes automakers and auto parts suppliers. Unfortunately, history shows that multiple automakers have allowed unsafe seatbelts to hit the market. For example, in 2001, Ford recalled 1.4 million vehicles, including F-series pickups, minivans and SUVs, because the latching mechanism didn’t work properly unless the wearer used extra force. This “false latching” left users without the full protection of the seatbelts, exposing them to serious seatbelt injuries.
These types of failures can be difficult to determine and most people don’t even consider it as a possible cause or exasperation of the injuries. When in a serious motor vehicle accident with serious injuries it is important to first and as soon as possible to secure the vehicle that the injured person was riding in. Secondly, contact an attorney as soon as possible to have the seatbelts examined. Soon after accidents insurance companies want to immediately settle the property damage and move the vehicle or have it destroyed it is for this reason that time if of the essence with these type cases.
The law office of Coby L. Wooten, P.C., represents victims of serious seatbelt accidents and their families. Seatbelt injuries can be devastating, causing deaths and permanent brain damage, paraplegia or other disabilities. When these were caused by defects in the seatbelts that were supposed to keep victims safe, victims have the right to hold the responsible manufacturers legally liable. In an automobile seatbelt failure claim, I can help victims claim financial compensation for their pain, suffering, lost quality of life and lost loved ones, as well as all of the costs of the injury. These damages not only help fairly compensate clients, but also allow them to get the medical care and financial support they need.