Los Angeles Injury Attorneys

Seat Belt Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles

Seat belts are meant to protect you in times of an accident. In California, all drivers and passengers in a vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times.  Seat belts have saved numerous lives, and have even prevented catastrophic injuries. In the event that you do not wear a seatbelt, you could get thrown out of the vehicle, sustaining injuries like traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries which could be permanent.

But, if you have been injured in a car accident, and believe that the injuries you have suffered were actually caused by the seat belt, you may have the right to get compensated for the injuries, along with any pain and suffering. 

Seat belt injuries are somewhat difficult to prove and will require an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney. Not all attorneys have experience dealing with cases proving seat belt injuries. Although you will need to wear a seatbelt at all times, there are times when wearing the seatbelt could do more harm than good. This is very rare, but in the event that you or someone you know has experienced that situation, you could recover compensation.

Seat Belt Injury Lawsuits

Seat belt defects cause the most common type of seat belt injuries. Simple defects are not very common, but, if the vehicle has a seat belt defect, then the driver or passenger is more likely to sustain severe injuries. An experienced Los Angeles lawyer will review the circumstances of the accident to determine how the accident happened if the seat belt had a defect, and what the defect was exactly.

What will our seat belt injury attorneys do?

When it comes to accidents and injuries caused by seat belts, our attorneys take various different steps to make sure that we build a strong case for you. Usually, cases that involve defective seat belts could be complex and may require an in-depth understanding and experience of the law.

Hiring a top-rated attorney who has experience holding seatbelt manufacturers and retailers responsible is a great first step to making sure that you get compensation. Our attorneys will:

  • Investigate the circumstances of the accident. When you file a seatbelt injury lawsuit in Los Angeles, it is your responsibility to prove how the seatbelt caused the injuries this will then require an in-depth investigation into the accident to look into how the seatbelt went wrong.
  • We will research various different recalls and laws, to look for any key pieces of evidence that may have played a part in the seat belt defect.
  • Work with top-rated seat belt defect experts, along with accident investigation experts, to determine the cause of the defect.
  • File and handle all legal paperwork when it comes to your civil lawsuit. When filing a civil lawsuit, there are various different types of forms that must be properly filled out. In the event that just one section isn’t filled out properly, it could affect your entire case.
  • Fight for your rights and negotiate with insurance companies or third-party attorneys to make sure that your rights are well represented.
  • Fight for your rights and trial in the event that we are unable to come to a settlement agreement with the other party.

Seat Belt Defect Responsible Parties

Usually, in the event of a seatbelt defect that has caused injuries, the responsible parties are the auto manufacturers and retailers. For example, auto manufacturers could include:

  • Ford
  • Toyota
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Mercedes
  • GM
  • Volkswagen
  • Hyundai
  • Lexus
  • Tesla
  • Mazda

Above are just some examples of common vehicle manufacturers that could be held responsible. It takes a strong attorney to go up against these vehicle manufacturers and make sure that you get top-rated legal care. We will handle all communications with the other side so you don’t have to worry about any conflict, and you can focus on your injuries and make sure that you attend all appointments.

What happens when a seatbelt fails?

A seat belt is meant to hold the passenger or driver in a stiff position and secure the passenger in the event of an accident or collision. A seatbelt is able to do this with a crash tensioner. A crash tensioner tightens during an accident or collision. But, there are circumstances where the tensioner does not properly work. This means that it could come loose, or it could tighten the occupier even more, causing injuries like broken bones.

What are examples of a seatbelt failure?

A seatbelt failure could occur in several different ways, below are some examples of seatbelt failures:

  • Buckle failure: a seatbelt must buckle in properly. There are circumstances where the seat belt buckle could come undone in an accident, causing more injuries.
  • Defective straps: a seatbelt strap could be very thin or worn out, and may not be able to hold the passenger or driver securely.
  • Improper shoulder belt: the seatbelt shoulder belt must be properly on top of the shoulder. If placed improperly, or designed improperly, it could result in injuries.
  • Improper retracting: a seatbelt must properly retract back up after an accident. When a seatbelt does not properly retract, it could cause more substantial injuries.

What are common injuries from a seatbelt accident?

Below are some examples of injuries that one could sustain from a seatbelt.

All of the above injuries listed are commonly associated with seat belt accidents and injuries. These injuries also will require thousands of dollars in medical bills and assistance to treat the injuries and make sure that the injured gets top-quality medical care. 

Los Angeles Seatbelt Injury Lawyers Near Me

Our personal injury attorneys at Heidari law are dedicated to making sure that our clients get top-rated legal help they need to move forward. Unfortunately, seat belt injuries could result in permanent injuries that will require serious medical treatment. You may be eligible to get these medical treatments compensated with a top-rated attorney.

Our experienced attorneys have been representing injured victims for the last several decades. Not many people even think that they can file a lawsuit for seat belt injuries in the event that their seatbelt has a defect. If you suspect that you were injured from the seat belt itself, give us a call today to discuss.

Why should you hire our Los Angeles lawyers?

Our lawyers are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions. We also operate our law firm on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee basis means that you only pay our attorneys if we win compensation for you. If we do not win compensation for you, you do not owe our attorneys anything. Contact us today to get started on your seatbelt injury lawsuit.

Our attorneys also offer complimentary consultations. A consultation is an appointment with an attorney where you are able to discuss your potential lawsuit and get your questions answered by a highly-rated attorney.