Dangerous Seat Belts in Cincinnati

Handling defective seat belt cases for people throughout Ohio

Wearing a seat belt could be the difference between surviving a motor vehicle accident relatively unscathed and suffering life-threatening injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if 90 percent of drivers and passengers used seat belts, serious injuries and fatalities would be reduced by 50 percent. Ohio law requires drivers, front seat passengers and children to wear seat belts, but when seat belts fail, all the protection we think we are receiving vanishes.

Cincinnati lawyers with the resources to search for the answers you need

Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., has the resources to search for the answers you need after a car accident. We have accident reconstructionists on staff who can re-create the accident and determine exactly what caused your injuries. Our Cincinnati lawyers also work with doctors, investigators and accountants all dedicated to helping you stand up to the person or organization responsible for your injury.

If you have been in an accident in which injuries were caused by hazardous seat belts, call the personal injury attorneys at Elk & Elk. We are available 24/7/365 to assist you when need it most. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

Examples of defective seat belts that could cause serious injury

Seat belts are designed to restrain vehicle occupants in case of a crash. Defective seat belts fail to do this for a few reasons. Sometimes the design is faulty or the manufacturer may have made a mistake making the seat belt. These are a few examples of seat belt defects our lawyers have seen:

  • The seat belt unspools rather than locking when force is applied, because the belt does not lock properly.
  • The seat belt does not actually lock shut, despite its occupant believing otherwise, or it unlatches with force.
  • The seat belt fails after a certain amount of force is applied, such as could happen in a serious accident.
  • The seat belt rips under tension.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule your free consultation if a seat belt defect led to injuries

If you were injured after wearing a defective seat belt, you've come to the right place. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.