You see it on the news every day. A person is killed or seriously injured in a rollover car crash because they were ejected from the vehicle. Accident investigators often mistakenly conclude in their accident reports that the person was ejected from the car because they were not wearing their seat belt. People wrongly assume the victim was at fault.
At the Tracy Law firm we focus on who caused the injuries or death. Our scientific investigations have uncovered many cases in which the car accident victims were wearing their seat belts. They were ejected from the car because the restraint system that was supposed to keep them safely inside the vehicle failed. How do we know this?
In this video, Dr. Mariusz Ziejewski, a mechanical engineering professor and the Director of Automotive Systems Laboratory at North Dakota State University, conducts a microscopic examination of the seat belt’s fibers. Dr. Ziejewski finds evidence that the driver had buckled up and that the restraint system failed.
Unfortunately state troopers and traffic cops often assume that because a person was ejected from a car, they did not have on their seat belt. Officers don’t indicate in their accident report why they reached that conclusion. In fatal rollover accidents, surviving family members are left to believe that their loved one was at fault. In fact, we find more often than not that the victim was wearing their seat belt despite the accident report.
The Tracy Law Firm’s Crash Lab is equipped to uncover safety problems like defective occupant protection systems. Some personal injury attorneys call themselves a rollover accident attorney. Todd Tracy is a true rollover accident attorney when you consider the engineering and scientific resources he uses in his lawsuits against vehicle manufacturers.
If you think there is no hope of holding someone accountable for a death or serious injury in a rollover accident because the police say the victim was not wearing their seat belt, we can help find the truth.