Seatbelts are meant to save lives. When properly manufactured and installed, they can lessen or even prevent injury or death during an accident. If they malfunction, though, you could become seriously injured or worse. When that happens, don’t expect the manufacturer to step up and take responsibility. Manufacturers will do everything they can to shirk their responsibly, but with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath in your corner, you can get the compensation you deserve when your seatbelt fails you.
A Proven Track Record of Excellence
Some liability law firms have a reputation as ambulance chasers. They are out there to get a quick paycheck when they can, but Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath has a reputation and a record for excellence. We don’t just litigate so our clients can get cash awards. We ligate to make the roads a safer place.
For example, one manufacturer recalled over 300,000 vehicles to replace the seat belt systems after losing a case against us. Not only did our client receive a substantial financial reward due to our efforts, over 300,000 people avoided potential injuries because of our hard work.
We also believe in the power of punitive damages to make manufacturers think twice about skirting safety provisions. That is why we fought hard against the Ford Motor Company regarding the RCF-67 seat belt. Our firm was the first to convince a court to award punitive damages to plaintiffs against Ford for this dangerous “false latch” seat belt.
By going after punitive damages and fighting for recalls, we are the law firm of choice if you want to get the money you deserve while changing the system. We fight for your rights and make sure that you are taken care of along the way.
Potential Seat Belt Failures
There is no limit to the type of seat belt failures we can handle. Potential failures include:
- False latches
- Torn seatbelts
- Unintentional unlatching
In addition, we work with clients who experience injuries from lap belt or shoulder belt harnessing systems.
If you have experienced a seat belt failure, it is your duty to report it. It’s not just about your safety. It is about the safety of your fellow motorists who drive the same type of vehicle. Contact Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath for help.