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Cincinnati Seat Belt Injury Lawyers

Seat belts are intended to protect motorists in case of a collision or accident. In fact, in 2002 alone, it is estimated that seat belts saved 14,000 lives across the nation. Through the years, seat belt awareness has steadily increased, reaching an all time high of 79 percent of all drivers who choose to wear a seat belt while on the road. Unfortunately, seat belts can also be harmful, injuring thousands of drivers every year because of a seat belt-related malfunction.

If you or a loved one has suffered a seat belt-related injury you could be eligible for financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us help you in your time of need. Contact the Cincinnati seat belt injury attorneys at Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal options with a competent and experienced advisor.

Causes of Seat Belt Injuries

In order for seat belts to keep passengers safe in case of an accident they must be working properly. Regrettably, when a vehicle manufacturer is negligent in the design, fabrication, or installation of the restraint system, a seat belt simply cannot function correctly. Seat belt injuries are often caused by the following:

  • Lap belt design does not hold a person’s upper body in place
  • Mechanical failure results in providing only partial restraint in case of an accident
  • The retractor component malfunctions, leaving too much slack in the belt
  • If the lap and shoulder harness work independently of each other, one element may not work at all
  • If the belt doesn’t hold the passenger in place in an accident, he or she could be thrown from the vehicle or against the fixed internal structures of the car, such as the steering column, steering wheel, or dashboard

Contact Us

Automakers must be held accountable for the consequences of their negligent actions. For help seeking the financial compensation that you are rightfully owed if you have suffered injuries caused by a defective or malfunctioning seat belt, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC, by calling 513-321-7733.

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Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
CincinnatiOH 45213
(513) 321-7733
Stepleton Dugan, LLC
6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
(513) 321-7733

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