What Happens When Seat Belts And Air Bags Don't Work Correctly?

For most people, when they get into their car, the first thing they do is buckle their seat belt. Parents then ensure their children are safely buckled. We rely on our seat belts to help keep us safe. We also accept that most cars are equipped with air bags designed to protect us in case we are ever in an accident. Most of the time, the seat belt and air bag function as they should. But sometimes there is a fault in the design, manufacture or operation of these safety features. And when the seat belt or air bag malfunctions, the results can be disastrous.

You May Not Have Been Aware Of An Issue Until It Was Too Late

The news has covered the major recalls of cars due to air bag failure, seat belt failure, or other mechanical issues. The problems are more common than you might think. You may not be aware of the issue until it is too late. If you have been injured in an accident or a loved one has died as a result of a defective seat belt or air bag, you may be entitled to receive compensation. An attorney can answer the questions you have regarding your legal remedies. At Morris & Player PLLC, we routinely handle product liability cases such as safety feature defects. We work with experts who can evaluate the unique circumstances involved in your case and help determine liability.

Experts can help evaluate whether the seat belt or air bag:

  • Was improperly designed
  • Was improperly installed
  • Had a manufacturing defect
  • Malfunctioned due to other mechanical defect
  • Malfunctioned due to a computer system defect

Put Our Experience To Work

The product liability issues involved in seat belt and air bag defects are highly technical. You will benefit from experienced lawyers reviewing your case. We represent clients all over Kentucky. Call us at 800-501-0431 to reach our Louisville office or email us to set up a free consultation.