Rochester, New York, Seatbelt Injury Lawyers

Top Rated Rochester, New York Seatbelt Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. Battles to Obtain Incomparable Results for Victims Seriously Injured by Defective Seatbelts in Rochester, New York, Throughout New York State, and Beyond.

Seatbelts CarIn the unfortunate event of an accident, seatbelts often serve as critical life-saving devices. Wearing your seatbelt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a collision. Everyone has heard the heartbreaking stories of catastrophic injuries or worse when unbuckled drivers or passengers get into accidents. In a recent year alone, it is estimated that seatbelt use in passenger vehicles saved 14,955 lives. Buckling up helps keep occupants safe and secure inside their cars, whereas failing to wear a belt can lead to them being ejected. While seatbelts are generally regarded as the most important safety mechanism in cars, defective belts frequently cause more harm than good. When seatbelts malfunction, it can cause unsuspecting victims to suffer severe and even fatal injuries instead of preventing them.

Suppose that you, or a loved one, have been hurt by a seatbelt during an accident; it could be because the belt was faulty. In that case, you would be entitled to file a product liability claim against the manufacturer or any other responsible parties. Accidents involving severe seatbelt injuries are notoriously complicated. In addition to negligent motorists being held liable, the manufacturer of the car and belt can also share legal responsibility if the belt is defective. Upon hiring the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our seasoned team will investigate your collision and determine the exact cause of your injuries. Using evidence from eyewitness statements, the police report, medical records, and prior complaints about the manufacturer, our battle-tested investigators will be able to determine the cause of your injuries and devise crucial litigation strategies.

Due to the life-altering consequences of seatbelt injuries, you need the finest personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your claim. Jed Dietrich, Esq. established the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury representation to victims. Throughout the years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his best of the best team of Rochester, New York seatbelt injury attorneys have dedicated their lives to seeking justice. Our veteran team has a proven history of recovering high-value compensation. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has uncompromisingly litigated to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims. We promise that we will fight to obtain the best result for your injuries and resulting damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly-qualified team is available for your free consultation 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 585-939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form. Contact us today so that we can help you!

What Are Secondary Seatbelt Injuries?

What Are Secondary Seatbelt Injuries?Every car crash can be divided into two distinct stages. The initial stage is when the car is struck by another vehicle or object. The second stage takes place when the occupants hit objects inside the vehicle or the car itself. It is during the later stage that seatbelts can cause the most damage. In the event of a collision, belts are designed to instantly respond to absorb the kinetic energy that is discharged during the rapid deceleration. This typically places a great deal of stress on the body, especially where the belt is positioned. When the stress becomes too great, victims are likely to suffer soft tissue damage, visceral injuries, and skeletal injuries. Seatbelts can cause injuries that are referred to as “secondary injuries” because they are not directly caused by the impact but still result from the crash. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite attorneys regularly help car accident victims with the following seatbelt injuries:

  1. Abrasions to the abdomen, chest, and neck;
  2. Fractured sternums;
  3. Whiplash;
  4. Internal bleeding;
  5. Broken ribs;
  6. Chest injuries;
  7. Organ damage;
  8. Various injuries to the vertebrae;
  9. Head injuries; and
  10. Damage to soft tissue.

Seatbelts that only fasten across the waist are more likely to cause internal injuries because of the force placed on the intestines and other organs situated in the lower torso. On the other hand, three-point restraints are most commonly linked to upper-body injuries. As severe as secondary injuries can be, defective seatbelts can further exacerbate the harm suffered. Belts can malfunction in various ways, such as dislodging from the mount, unlatching upon impact, and failing to unlatch.



Effectively Preventing Injuries From Seatbelts

Before driving, it is extremely important to make certain that you and your passengers’ seatbelts are correctly placed and adequately secured. This can help prevent avoidable belt-related injuries in the event of an accident. Additionally, it would be best if you keep the following suggestions in mind when buckling your seatbelt or someone else’s:

  1. Ensure that the seatbelt fits snugly but comfortable;
  2. The straps should not feel excessively tight or too loose;
  3. Make sure that the lap portion of the belt is set securely across your hips and beneath your stomach;
  4. The shoulder strap should go across the middle of your chest (sternum) and should never touch your neck; and
  5. Always wear both the lap and shoulder straps.

Seatbelt injuries can be truly devastating for the victims. Pursuing a case against the responsible party may be the only way to begin to recover everything that you have lost. Fortunately, you do not have to deal with everything on your own. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced Rochester, New York attorneys will act aggressively and fittingly to develop the most effective legal strategies to level the playing field between you and large corporations, prove liability, increase your probability of obtaining the highest compensation, and guarantee that justice prevails. You may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation for all of your past and future medical expenses, physical therapy, lost earnings, reduced future earning capacity, loss of consortium, and much more. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team promises to always treat you with the kindness and respect that you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today by calling 585-939-3939.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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