Designed and manufactured properly, seat belts save lives and prevent injuries every day. Unfortunately, not all seat belts are free of defects. When seat belt latches become un-latched or opened in a collision or when those latches break, the consequences can be catastrophic. The occupants of a motor vehicle can suffer serious injuries or death when seat belts do not function properly. Defective seat belts can turn an otherwise survivable impact into a deadly collision.
When a dangerous or defective seat belt causes death or serious injury, the manufacturer along with the distributors and the dealers may be held liable under Florida’s Product Liability laws.
The defective seat belt lawyers at Hannon Legal Group have successfully litigated many cases where a dangerous or defective product resulted in death or debilitating injury.