SeatBelt Injury Lawyer St. Louis

SeatBelt Injury Lawyers Fighting for St. Louis and Missouri Residents


Seat Belt Injury Lawyer St. Louis. With modern safety features such as airbags and shatter resistant glass, cars have become far better at protecting drivers and passengers during a wreck. Unfortunately, while airbags and car seats have improved with modern technology, many car manufacturers still use seatbelts that can cause severe injuries during an accident. If you or a loved one is suffering from injuries caused by a defective or poorly designed seatbelt and need assistance regarding your case and how to proceed going forward, our St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf.

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Types of Seatbelt Injuries

While Airbags and Car Frame improvements have limited other types of traumatic injuries, seatbelts still cause many injuries because of the force involved in an accident. Seatbelts are designed to restrain and keep a person in their seat in the event of an accident, and they do their job well. Unfortunately, because of the inertia involved in an accident, they can also cause unintended injuries to the person they are protecting. The types of injuries that occur from seat belts differ according to the type of seatbelt used. Two-point restraints and three-point restraints cause different types of injuries:

  • Hollow Viscus Injuries – Two Point – The force involved in the accident causes the body to press forward violently against the belt, causing internal intestinal issues. These types of injuries are very difficult for surgeons to deal with.
  • Lumbar Spine Fractures – Two Point – When an accident occurs the body is thrown forward and caught by the belt, by the spin is forced to bend against the restraint of the belt causing injuries to the spinal column and lumbar area. These types of injuries often require corrective surgery.
  • Carotid Artery, Larynx Injuries – Three Point – Your Carotid Artery is one of the main arteries that delivers blood flow to your head. This type of injury occurs when the head is forced forward against the belt and an extreme amount of force is directed against the carotid artery.
  • Hollow Viscus Injuries – Three Point – Just like the two-point seatbelt, the three-point seatbelt also has issues dealing with hollow viscus injuries. While the force in a three point belt may be less, the force of an accident can still cause traumatic damage to the torso.
  • Clavicle, Rib and Lumbar Spine Fractures – Three Point – Due to where the three-point belt lays on the body, the clavicle, rib and lumbar spine can all be affected in an accident. The clavical can be damaged when the body is thrust forward, as well as the rib and lumbar when excessive pressure or strain is placed on those body parts.

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How can I recover from my Seatbelt Injury?

You didn’t ask to be in a car accident, and you also didn’t ask to have your injuries complicated by faulty safety devices that are known to cause further injuries. You have rights under St. Louis and Missouri Laws and those laws can be used to defend you and your accident claim. No case is ever simple, and no personal injury lawyer in St. Louis should ever treat a case as if it’s easy or that it doesn’t require attention. The Dixon Injury Firm will always treat your seatbelt injury case with the attention it deserves, and we will zealously fight for your rights and recoveries. We want you to win your seatbelt injury case, and if we can’t accomplish that for you then you don’t owe us a cent, guaranteed. To learn more about Seatbelt Injuries, who can be held responsible, the types of recoveries you can expect, or other facts about seatbelt injuries, speak with our experienced and professional St. Louis Seatbelt Injury Lawyers immediately.

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Our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis take on all types of injuries that affect St. Louis residents. If your claim includes more than a seatbelt injury, we can assist you.

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