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Seatbelt Injury Types And Its Claims


In an automobile, the most effective safety device is a seatbelt. It prevents both fatal injuries and death at the time of an accident according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Estimated 225,000 people’s lives have been saved just because they preferred wearing a seatbelt while in their vehicles.

An individual is saved from any atrocious effects during an accident with the help of a seatbelt. This safety device is designed in such a way that it secures a vehicle. By decreasing the forces of secondary impact, it reduces an individual’s chance of getting fatally injured and hurt. The interior strike hazard keeps the occupant in the correct position so that the maximum effectiveness of an airbag can be availed. They also prevent collisions caused by rollovers or prevents the occupant from ejecting out of the car during an accident.

In case any of your family members or probably just you are suffering from an injury caused by a seat belt during an accident, Seatbelt Injury Lawsuit Chino Hills believe in the fact that the victim is eligible to receive compensations for the damage and loss.

Types of Safety Belts

The first ever seatbelt was developed by an English engineer, George Cayley during the early 19th century while being patented in the US in 1885. The intention of this seatbelt was to secure a person to a fixed thing. The first patent was awarded during 1958, in order to use seatbelts in automobiles.

Some types of seat belts include:

  • Sash
  • Lap
  • Two-point
  • Three-point
  • Four-point
  • Five-point
  • Six-point
  • Seven-point
  • Belt-in-seat

Unfortunately, if these seatbelts are not used correctly, they may cause injuries to the individual considering the severity of the accident.

Seat Belt Injuries and its Types

Several types of fatal and non-fatal injuries may be caused by a severe accident. Including injuries that may be caused by a seatbelt. No matter how many precautions we take to avoid damages from occurring, seatbelts can still be the reason behind causing a huge amount of injuries. Due to the massive forces that are created during a vehicle accident.

Some types of injuries caused by a seatbelt are

  • Contusions
  • Wounds of the chest
  • Dislocation
  • Hernia of disks
  • Damaging the internal organs
  • Tears
  • Injuries to the neck
  • Paralysis
  • Injuries to the spinal cord
  • Stroke

Despite the fact that seatbelts may still be causing injuries, it is highly recommended to wear a seatbelt all the time while you are travelling in a vehicle.

Common Safety Restraints Defects

A number of mistakes might occur when a seat belt is being manufactured, which may turn a safety device into a dangerous weapon rather than being the safety feature..

Some defects of a seatbelt may include

  1. Errors in the assembling
  2. Flaws in the design
  3. Lack of supervision
  4. Missing warning labels
  5. Malfunctioned parts

Although it is best advisable to first seek medical attention when you go through a car accident, the attorneys at Rawa Law Group have great sympathies for the suffering.

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