Tough, Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Serving Injured People in Tulsa
At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, we are the compassionate, knowledgeable support you need in the aftermath of a serious car accident. Our attorneys have served thousands of injured people and understand the importance of getting great results in short order. We work to avoid protracted, expensive legal battles and seek to negotiate skillfully and effectively on your behalf, so that you get the compensation you need as soon as possible.
We fight for you. Call (918) 721-0998 today to speak to a car accident lawyer in Tulsa and schedule your consultation.
What Happens When Seatbelts Fail
Everyone knows you’re supposed to wear a seatbelt while driving—but what happens when your seatbelt doesn’t work?
Unfortunately, many people don’t find out that their car’s seatbelts are defective or dysfunctional until they are in an accident. When seatbelts break, disconnect, or otherwise fail, the consequences for passengers and drivers can be devastating, if not deadly. In fact, tens of thousands of people in the United States die and millions more are injured each year due to seatbelt failure.
During a car accident, it may not be clear right away that your seatbelt failed. However, if you were ejected from your vehicle during the crash or became unbelted at some point during the accident, your seatbelt may have ripped or unlatched.
Seatbelts that Tend to Fail or Malfunction During Accidents
Seatbelts that are prone to malfunction or injury include those that:
- Only strap across the waist/lap
- Attach to the car door or ceiling
- Are defectively woven
- Do not securely latch
- Appear and sound as if they have latched but are not securely connected
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help
Even if you are unsure as to the reason your seatbelt was no longer attached after your accident, our team at Saint & Watzke is here to help you dive into the details of your accident and figure it out. Our experience car accident lawyers can help you uncover the role that seatbelt malfunctions may have played in your injuries. Once we identify the problem, our Tulsa car accident attorneys can work with you to establish liability for your injuries and pinpoint the responsible party whose negligence contributed to your seatbelt’s dysfunction.
Contact us to schedule your consultation with a member of our team.