Did You Know?
- You need to visit your physician before insurance will cover medical expenses. Get a copy of your doctor’s report that details your accident injuries.
- You may need a company letter verifying you missed work because of injuries in an auto accident.
- Auto accident attorney Jim Ronca has more than 30 years experience working on car and truck accident cases.
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Seat Belt Injuries
While seat belts have saved lives since first being introduced, defective seat belts have failed to unbuckle or fail to securely perform in a serious traffic accident. Who is at fault for seat belt defects?
Pennsylvania’s seat belt law requires drivers and front seat passengers to be properly buckled up when riding in a vehicle. Seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat car passengers by 45 percent and the risk of critical injury by 50 percent. For light truck occupants, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 60 percent and critical injury by 65 percent. Hundreds of lives would be saved in Pennsylvania every year if everyone would wear seat belts when riding in a motor vehicle, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
But what happens when a seat belt is defective? What seems like a simply safety precaution could totally fail a passenger in the event of an auto accident. If you or a loved one was injured because a seat belt was defective, you need an attorney experienced with these complex cases.
Auto accident attorney Jim Ronca has dealt with defective auto parts lawsuits for more than 30 years. He was voted a Top 10 Pennsylvania Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, and he frequently receives recognition for his fierce advocacy for injured clients.
Time is limited to file a defective seat belt lawsuit, so call Jim immediately to protect your legal rights.