Seat Belt Syndrome and Ontario Car Accidents

I was interested to read the following article on “Seat Belt Syndrome”:

So who is to blame here? Research shows that in most cases of seatbelt syndrome, the children were not restrained properly in their seats. If you are driving a child, take the time to double check that the belt is fixed properly and that booster seats are used if necessary.

But what do you do if the seatbelt itself is defective? Bear in mind that seatbelts have undergone a number of modifications to reduce the risk of seat belt injury. As the number of seatbelt syndrome cases continues to rise, action is being taken to completely phase out lap belts from cars.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries because you were wearing a seatbelt that was defective, it may be that you have a case against the seatbelt manufacturers and the car manufacturers. This can be an important option for drivers in single car accidents who would otherwise have no recourse for their injuries. Remember that a seat belt is supposed to protect you from injury- if it does more harm than good, you should investigate your options by consulting a personal injury lawyer.

To speak with an Ottawa personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth call us at 613-233-4529, email us at [email protected] or use our contact form.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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