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New York Seat Belt Injury Lawyer

New York Seat Belt Injury LawyerIf you’re in a car accident, the risk of serious injury is significantly reduced if you’re wearing a seat belt. However, wearing a seat belt doesn’t mean injuries can’t still happen, especially if the seat belt was faulty. 

If you’ve been in a car or truck accident in New York, NY, and were injured due to a faulty seat belt, you may be entitled to compensation. Our New York seat belt injury lawyers at Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, can help you fight for justice and the financial award you deserve for what you’ve suffered. We are a well-established personal injury law firm with more than 25+ years of personal injury litigation experience.

Contact us or give us a call at (212) 564-2800 and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We offer a free consultation and would be happy to review your case. We also operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we’re able to secure a compensation award for you. You have nothing to lose by reaching out today.

How Can We Help if You Have Suffered a Seatbelt Injury in New York

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, Can Help if You Have Suffered a Seatbelt InjuryPersonal injury cases involving seat belt injuries can be challenging and deal with complex legal issues. You need an experienced personal injury firm that has the skill and knowledge to prove that your injuries were the direct result of a malfunctioning or defective seat belt. 

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyer our NYC personal injury lawyers have a reputation for successfully handling complex cases and winning on behalf of our clients — we’ve recovered tens of millions in life-changing awards for our clients over the years. We know personal injuries are frustrating and that it’s hard to deal with legal matters when you need to stay focused on your recovery.  

 As part of our commitment to our clients, here is what you can expect from us: 

  • Pull together all available evidence, including video and camera footage, photos of the accident site, hospital records, police reports, and statements from eyewitnesses
  • Identify the specific nature of your injury and who should be held liable  
  • Deal with the insurance company, police, and any other parties 
  • Consult with expert witnesses such as engineers, automotive specialists, and medical professionals 
  • Make sure to keep you informed and consult with you on all major decisions
  • Take your case to trial if the insurance company denies your claim or tries to lowball you

We make it our business to relieve you of the stress of navigating the legal system. All you should be doing is resting and healing after a traumatic incident. Give our New York City, New York law office a call to get started today.

What Is a Seat Belt Injury?

While there’s a lot of data demonstrating how seat belts can save lives, that doesn’t mean you are protected from injury if you’re in a car accident. In some cases, the seat belt itself may be the reason you were injured in the first place. When you’re in a crash, you’re often thrown back and forth. The sheer velocity of your body hitting the seatbelt can cause you to get hurt.

Other ways you could sustain a seat belt injury include:

  • Improper buckling or placement
  • Restraints too tight
  • Manufacturer defect

Wearing a seat belt is the right thing to do, but you should be aware that injuries can still happen. Knowing the types of seat belt injuries and how they happen can be helpful in the event you choose to take legal action. Our car accident lawyers can identify the reason for the injury and whether you may have been a victim of negligence

Types of Seat Belt Injuries

Most seat belt injuries tend to be minor, but in some situations, severe injury is possible. The section of the belt that wraps around your lap could result in abdominal injuries, and the segment across the torso and shoulder could cause injury to your neck and shoulder.

The following are just a few of the many types of injuries that seat belts can cause:

If you suffered an injury in a car accident and believe it may have been caused by a seat belt, give us a call at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers. Our New York City car accident lawyers know what to look for and how to recognize a seat belt injury. We can help you fight for the compensation you need to help you get through this tough time.

How Seat Belts Cause Injuries

A typical issue that arises with seat belt injuries is that the seat belt was defective. This means it did not function as intended due to a flaw in the design or manufacturing process. It could also be that the seat belt was not installed properly in the vehicle. 

Typical seat belt defects are latches or tension detectors that malfunction. 

If a latch is defective, the seat belt may fully detach from the force of the crash, causing it to be ineffective in protecting the victim and preventing injury. 

When tension detectors don’t function as intended, the detector will not properly remove slack in the belt, leaving it loose. In the alternative, a malfunctioning tension detector will remove too much slack and tighten. In both situations, the cause is likely to be improper installation or manufacturing defects. 

If you sustained an injury due to a defective seat belt, you may be entitled to seek legal redress through a product liability claim. Our New York seat belt injury attorneys will stand up against belt manufacturers and work to secure a financial award so you can get through recovery and begin the healing process.

Talk to an NYC Car Crash Lawyer Today

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers is a well-established and well-respected law firm with a reputation for providing excellent legal representation to our clients. We know personal injury law inside and out, and we will do everything possible to get you justice. You can trust that your case is in good hands and that we’ll put our decades of combined experience to work for you. 

Contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation with a New York seat belt injury lawyer. We’ll discuss your case and help you lay out a path forward. In New York, you only have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. While this may seem like you have time, it goes by quickly when you’re trying to build a strong case. The sooner we get started, the sooner you can have some peace of mind.

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