Q: Do I have just reason to sue if my child was injured by the seat belt in a Silver Spring car accident?
A:We rely on seat belts to protect us from serious injury in Maryland auto accidents, so it’s understandable that you would be hurt and angry if your child sustained injury that was actually caused by the seat belt in an accident.
Whether or not you have just reason to sue depends on whether the seat belt was being used properly or not. Unfortunately, in many cases, the seat belt causes injury because it is improperly adjusted for the child’s weight and height or the child was too small to be using a regular seat belt instead of a booster seat.
However, there are also cases in which the seat belt causes injury because it fails to work correctly. Children’s undeveloped bone structure and small size make them especially susceptible to injury of the internal organs when a seat belt fails to do its job. In that instance, you may have the right to sue for compensation.
To see if your case is worth pursuing, talk to one of our experienced Silver Spring accident attorneys today by calling 1-800-875-9700.