Kansas City Seat Belt Injuries Attorney

Seat belts are one of the most basic—yet also one of the most important—safety features in automobiles. Unfortunately, however, seat belt defects can prevent these devices from protecting you in an accident. These malfunctions are often the result of design, manufacturing, or installation errors that prevent the safety belt from functioning correctly, which can leave you vulnerable to serious injury should you experience an auto accident.

If your auto accident injuries were worsened due to a defective seat belt that failed to protect you, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact the experienced Kansas City personal injury attorneys of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, today at 816-531-6006 to learn more about your legal options and how to move forward with a lawsuit.

Types of Seat Belt Injuries

There are two main ways in which seat belts can fail, leaving you at risk of serious injuries. First, the belt may not properly restrain you during an accident, resulting in injuries similar to those suffered by individuals who do not wear seat belts. On the other hand, the safety belt may constrict you too much, causing internal organ damage.

The following are a few of the potential injuries that can ensue:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage

The medical costs associated with treating these injuries can be devastating, and they should never be forced upon the victim of negligence.

Contact Us

If your defective seat belt has caused a serious injury to you or a loved one in a car accident, the dedicated Kansas City seat belt injury lawyers of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices today at 816-531-6006 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.