How Common are Car Accidents with Defective Seat Belts?

Seat belts save more lives than all other vehicle technologies combined, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA reports that wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. However, when seat belts are defective, they can cause or fail to protect users from serious injury. Those who are injured by faulty seat belts are urged to contact an experienced car accident lawyer for assistance with their case, as they may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer or other liable parties.