Riverside Seat Belt Injury Lawyer
If a seat belt has injured you in some way and left you in need of compensation, contact a Riverside seat belt injury attorney who can help you file a personal injury claim.
Seat belts are made to hold you in place in the event that you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, this doesn’t guarantee that you’ll walk away from the accident without injuries. In fact, some car accident injuries are a direct result of seat belts.
Injuries caused by a seat belt are often unavoidable, unless you choose not to wear a seat belt at all, which can leave you more vulnerable to serious injuries. But are the damages you’ve suffered because of a seat belt recoverable? A Riverside seat belt injury lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP can examine the details of your collision to determine your next steps.
When Seat Belts Cause Harm
Seat belts are meant to restrain your body from being ejected from the vehicle in a motor vehicle accident. Injuries occur when the vehicle suddenly stops and your body is still moving at the rate of speed at which you were traveling only a moment before.
The damage caused by the seat belt can include broken or fractured ribs (which can lead to perforated organs), lacerations, shoulder dislocations, inflammatory issues, abdominal damage, sternum injuries, and breaks or bruises in the spine and pelvis.
Liability for Riverside Seat Belt Injuries
In California, we determine fault by making use of the comparative negligence statute. This becomes important in your case because whoever is liable for your injuries is likely to accuse you of being at least partially responsible for your injuries in an effort to reduce his or her obligation to compensate you. Most often, this argument will hold that you were not wearing your seat belt properly.
Generally speaking, we will sue the driver who caused the accident in the first place, as your injuries wouldn’t have occurred if it weren’t for your vehicle being involved in a collision. If you were a passenger, this could mean that the person driving the car you were traveling in is legally responsible for compensating you for your Riverside seat belt injuries.
We can also hold the manufacturer of the seat belt responsible if the belt had too little slack or was defective in some other way, causing your Riverside seat belt injuries. The seat belt should have undergone rigorous testing and safety inspections before being installed in the vehicle. If it was not tested, or if the manufacturer ignored reports of faulty seat belts, the company may be liable for the costs of your injuries.
Speak with a Riverside Seat Belt Injury Attorney
Seat belt injuries are often unavoidable in the event of a motor vehicle accident. If they were avoidable in your case, however, you can rest assured that your lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP will bring the negligent party to justice on your behalf so you can recover compensation for the losses you’ve suffered.
Schedule your no-obligation case evaluation with a Riverside seat belt injury lawyer by simply filling out our contact form at the bottom of this page or giving us a call at 1-844-404-2400.