Accident investigators often mistakenly conclude that a person was ejected from a vehicle because they were not wearing their seatbelt. WRONG! Watch Why.
Todd Tracy, car accident attorney and auto safety expert, shows how the failure of the seat back my be grounds for an auto accident lawsuit against the carmaker if occupants receive catastrophic injury or they are killed.
For the vehicle to be crashworthy, various restraint systems must perform properly and prevent ejection and injurious contacts within the vehicle. One of the restraint systems known as seat must function properly during vehicle accidents to prevent ejection of the occupants from the vehicle.
The concept of an occupant submarining under a lap belt has been known by vehicle manufacturers since the 1960’s. Submarining occurs when an occupant’s pelvis rotates down and forward and allows the lap belt to slide over the pelvic bones into the soft abdominal tissue.
Seat belt cases are the most frequent crashworthiness cases you will see because of mandatory use laws. Besides, as a society, we are told by talking anthropomorphic dummies to “Buckle up, don’t be a dummy.” Unfortunately, seatbelts do not work properly 100% of the time.
Glaval Bus is recalling certain model year 2006 through 2011 transit buses built on Ford, GMC, Chevrolet, and Freightliner chassis and equipped with Carrier GENV EM-1 evaporator units.