Cincinnati product liability attorney and Ohio auto defect lawyer investigates the root causes of seat belt failure and represents plaintiffs nationwide in auto accidents and catastrophic injury lawsuits
Ford recently recalled 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because of a seat belt safety issue that can potentially cause fires. Ford said it has received at least 17 reports of smoke or fire in the United States. During an accident, the seat belt pretensioner, which uses an explosive charge to lock the seat belt in place, may generate excessive sparks and poses a fire risk.
The recall covers 2015-2018 Ford F-150 vehicles in North America for driver and front passenger seat-belt pretensioners. The recall was issued after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation after five complaints of fires in the seat belt component. Some Ford vehicles have been destroyed by fires due to the seat belt defect.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated product liability attorney and Ohio auto defect lawyer reviewing seat belt failures for plaintiffs nationwide. The Lyon Firm works with safety engineers and accident reconstruction experts to build the strongest case possible.
Defective seat belts are likely to lead to severe injuries in the event of a collision. Common injuries may include the following:
If negligent manufacturers and automakers are directly responsible for an auto-related injury, a product liability and personal injury lawsuit may be filed and compensation may be recovered for accident victims. Plaintiffs may seek compensation that may include property damages, past and future medical expenses, lost wages and future earnings, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective seat belt, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio auto defect lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding defective seat belts.