No matter how many injuries seat belts prevent, seat belt manufacturers should be held accountable when their products injure motorists. A Boise seat belt injury attorney can help you pursue compensation from those responsible for your injuries.

Seat belts save thousands of lives every year. Still, in some situations, the seat belt causes additional damage to the crash victim.

If your injuries were made worse by your seat belt in a car accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages. The injury attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates are ready to help you do that.

A Boise seat belt injury lawyer can help you gather evidence, build your claim, and get what you’re owed.

Delayed Injuries

A common effect those wearing seat belts experience after a crash is a delayed surfacing of pain and soreness they didn’t feel immediately after the crash. The name for this effect is “seat belt syndrome.”

Abrasions from the seat belt across your chest or near your neck could indicate that something is wrong. If the damage was that bad on the surface, internal injuries are very possible. This is also the case for the stomach area. These seemingly minor bruises could lead to injuries ranging from blood clots and seizures to internal bleeding and collapsed lungs.

Because seat belt injuries can be significantly delayed after your car accident, you should always undergo a thorough medical examination—even if your accident was relatively minor. This will also create a medical record that documents your injuries, which your Boise seat belt accident attorney can use to strengthen your claim.

Who You Can Hold Accountable

If you’ve been injured by your seat belt, you might be able to name the manufacturer in your claim for compensation. If the seat belt malfunctioned or simply constricted too forcefully during your crash, that could point to negligence on the part of the manufacturer.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you might also be able to name another driver in your claim. If the other party was driving recklessly and caused the crash in which your seat belt injured you, you might be able to pursue compensation from both the other driver and the seat belt manufacturer.

Your Boise seat belt defect attorney will help you determine who is at fault for your injuries and how you should proceed.

Seat Belt Injury Compensation

You might be able to pursue compensation for the following damages common to seat belt accidents:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life

Contact a Boise Seat Belt Injury Attorney

If you were responsibly wearing your seat belt but were still injured, you deserve to hold the at-fault party or parties financially accountable for your damages. Your medical expenses and lost income will quickly mount, so you’ll need a qualified and experienced legal team.

In this trying time, turn to Craig Swapp & Associates. We’ll protect your best interests and do everything we can to make sure you’re fairly compensated.

To get in touch with a Boise seat belt injury lawyer, give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the online contact form below.