In many car crashes, a seat belt is the difference between life and death. In others, the seat belt causes your injuries. If a defective seat belt has hurt you, contact a Spokane seat belt injury attorney.

If you’ve been in an accident and your seat belt contributed to your injuries, you might be entitled to compensation. Seat belts are designed to hold you in position during a crash, but sometimes they don’t work properly. If that happened to you, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially on top of the physical suffering you’re already experiencing.

The answer is to file a claim for compensation, but you can expect to meet resistance from the manufacturer and any other parties you name in your claim. That’s why it’s helpful to have a Spokane seat belt injury lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates on your side.

What Happened?

Your Spokane defective seat belt lawyer will need to know how you were hit, who was involved, and what happened during and after the accident. This will help us determine who was responsible for the initial accident and what role the seat belt played in your injuries.

If your seat belt malfunctioned after you were hit, you may be able to name both the driver who hit you and the seat belt manufacturer in your personal injury claim. Naming multiple parties in your claim can help you get more compensation for your injuries.

The key will be to identify what the other driver caused and what responsibility the seat belt manufacturer holds for what happened—something a Spokane seat belt accident lawyer can help you with.

We Need to Prove Negligence

To collect compensation from a seat belt manufacturer, we must prove that the manufacturer was negligent to hold it responsible for your injuries. To do so, evidence will need to be gathered through the process of discovery. This is something that can require the following:

Even if the manufacturer issued a recall for the seat belt that injured you, you might be able to pursue compensation with the help of a lawyer. But it takes time to build a strong case, so the sooner you hire a Spokane seat belt defect attorney, the better.

Were Your Injuries Worse Than They Should Have Been?

When a seat belt malfunctions, some injuries may become far worse than they would have been otherwise. For example, if your seat belt failed to hold you in position at the time of your wreck, the force that knocks you forward could result in a broken bone that would not have occurred if the seat belt had worked properly.

Even if you’re unsure of how exactly your seat belt malfunctioned but suspect that it played a role in your injuries, your Spokane seat belt injury attorney can investigate your accident and help you put together the relevant information.

What You Stand to Gain

With a lawyer’s help, a successful claim will compensate you for all of the damages you’ve suffered as a result of your malfunctioning seat belt. These damages may include the following:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Time away from work or inability to return to work
  • Property damage
  • Physical therapy
  • Costs of retrofitting your home or vehicle to accommodate your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished ability to enjoy life

Call a Spokane Seat Belt Injury Attorney

Seat belt injuries happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the medical bills and other damages you’ve suffered without a fight.

Let a Spokane seat belt injury lawyer with Craig Swapp & Associates fight for the compensation you need to recover. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form below to schedule a consultation.