Long Beach Car Accidents: Seat Belt Injuries

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Most people know that seat belts can save lives. Not as many may be aware that seat belts can also cause injuries, that is, not until they are in a car accident themselves. The benefits far outweigh the costs, but a defective seat belt can inflict serious injuries. If you have been injured by a seat belt, you may be able to file an auto product liability claim. It is usually a defective seat belt that will cause injuries. If you can get a fair settlement, this can cover the expenses for your medical treatment and car repair. It can even compensate you for lost wages.

You will need a great deal of proof to succeed in your auto product liability claim, however. You must first establish that you were injured. This requires a body of medical documents. Then it must be proven that the car manufacturer is responsible for a defective car part. It must then be shown that the defect directly caused your injuries. With the assured representation of a car accident attorney, you can succeed. The Overett Group can help you on your way to physical and financial recovery, just as we have helped every single one of our clients win a settlement. Do not hesitate to contact us to learn what we can do for you.

Seat Belt Injuries and Symptoms

For any claim, you will need medical records. You really should see a doctor as soon as possible following an accident. You should definitely seek medical help fast if you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

  • Painful or difficult breathing
  • Stiff or sore neck
  • Tingling, weak, or numb limbs
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Trouble seeing clearly

Your seatbelt is supposed to protect you, but when it causes broken bones or torso injury, these can literally have crippling effects. Shoulder and lap restraints can cause fractures and internal bleeding. A broken rib can also puncture a lung. A defective seat belt can cause organ damage, which can lead to organ failure. Injury to your spinal cord holds the potential for paralysis. Even soft tissue damage such as a sprain can severely limit your mobility. Temporary injuries such as whiplash still cause serious pain. These can all entail expensive treatment, surgeries, and/or therapy. You should not be left with bill for injuries caused by someone else. If you have lost a loved one in such an accident, then you are entitled to compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more.

Get Help from an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer

After a vehicle collision, you may be looking for the best personal injury lawyer in Long Beach. You can rely on the Overett Group to get you fair compensation. Attorney Paul Overett has a 100% success rate. He brings the same work ethic and passion to every case. For more than 14 years, he has been protecting the interests of the injured and of bereaved families. If you work with our firm, you will also have nothing to pay upfront. You only pay when we win. With the right legal help, you may be able to move on from this difficult time. To get compensation, you will have to act quickly, however. There is a statute of limitations on personal injury and wrongful death cases, which means you have a narrow window of time in which to file. The clock is ticking. Contact the Overett Group today! Fill out a free case evaluation, and call to schedule your free consultation.