Seat Belt Defects

Child Safety Seat and Seat Belt Failures

A seat belt is the only thing that may save the life of passengers in an automobile accident. When seat belts fail, they can cause the occupant to fly into the windshield or dashboard. Worse still, a seat belt defect may cause the occupant's ejection from a car during a rollover.

The attorneys of the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery in San Antonio, Texas, represent people who have been injured by a defective seat belt. A seat belt injury can result from a number of defects. Since 1990, injured people throughout Texas have come to our firm for legal counsel. Contact us for a free initial consultation about your case.

Seat Belt and Latch Defect

A seat belt must withstand violent forces during a front-end collision, or rollover. Held to strict government standards, these safety devices are critical to you and your family members' safety. Some of the common types of seat belt defects include:

  • Lap belts that can cause serious spinal and internal injuries
  • Seat belt latches unlatching during collisions
  • Spooling problems causing too much slack or a failure to hold
  • Automatic and door mounted seat belts leading to "submarining" or ejecting of vehicle occupants
  • Airbag defects and seat belt problems
  • Seat belts breaking free of their moorings

A defective seat belt can lead to a variety of serious and sometimes fatal injuries like a crushed pelvis, spinal cord injury, head injury, and other serious injuries

Child Seat Belt Safety

Child safety seats and seat belts pose a serious risk to young children. If improperly used or designed these safety devices can prove fatal. Despite improvements over the years, too many children suffer seat belt injuries. Parents should worry about seat belts improperly designed for car seats, car seats that have been manufactured and designed improperly, and airbag malfunctions.

If you or a family member has suffered a seat belt injury, contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery for a free initial consultation. Our firm represents people throughout Texas, including people in Eagle Pass, Corpus Christi, Dallas, and Houston.