Cars today are packed with technology and equipment designed to make your ride more comfortable and safe. Some of the most basic safety equipment in vehicles is airbags and seatbelts. In most states, individuals who ride in the front seat of the car are required to wear a seatbelt by law. Unfortunately, however, accidents are known to cause serious injuries that are sometimes made worse by a seatbelt or airbag.
If you’ve been involved in a serious accident and suffered an injury from a seatbelt or airbag, you might be entitled to compensation. At Sutliff & Stout Injury and Accident Law Firm, we are committed to providing competent legal representation to the people of Houston and you deserve an experienced attorney at your side during this stressful time.
Some of the most serious seatbelt and airbag injuries are caused by malfunction of the device. When a seatbelt or airbag is defective the company that produced the piece of equipment, as well as the car manufacturer, can be held liable.
Common examples of seatbelt malfunctions include:
- Seatbelt releases during an accident
- Failure to lock in place during an accident or sudden stop
- Seatbelts tearing or ripping during an accident
- False seat belt latching
Common examples of airbag malfunctions include:
- Airbag fails to deploy during an accident
- Airbag catches on fire during an accident
- Airbag deploys with no accident
- Airbag rips or breaks during an accident
Any time a seatbelt or airbag fails to do its job, it’s your job to seek the help of a knowledgeable seatbelt and airbag injury attorney.
Seatbelt and airbag malfunctions can cause severe injuries and even death. In many accident cases involving defective devices, the injuries are too serious to recover from. Common seatbelt and airbag injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Blunt force trauma
- Accidental amputation
When a person suffers such serious injuries, it permanently alters their life. Not only is the victim forced to undergo long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation but also cope with long-term pain. Many serious injuries impair a person’s ability to work or go about their life as usual.
If you or a loved one is suffering as the result of a defective device, you don’t have to endure the pain alone. A knowledgeable attorney who is experienced in product malfunction claims can review your case and guide you on how best to proceed. In Houston, clients consult Sutliff & Stout for various types of car accident claims. Over the course of our career, our board-certified seatbelt and airbag injury lawyers in Houston have won millions of dollars in compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Lost Wages
- Future loss of wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- … and more
The goal of the attorneys at Sutliff & Stout is to fight for your case. When you’ve been in a road accident, our attorneys will help you know your rights – and protect them. When you work with us, we work hard to get to know you so you feel cared for every step of the way.
Don’t wait another minute before you consult an attorney regarding your seatbelt or airbag injury. The sooner you obtain a lawyer who will fight for you, the more likely you are to receive the full compensation you’re entitled to according to the law.
The attorneys at Sutliff & Stout have won cases for people in situations like yours across the Houston area. Our team is committed to making our communities safer and fighting for you every step of the way. When you contact us, our immediate goal is to be of service to you. Call to schedule your free consultation today at (281) 853-8446 or fill out our online contact form.