There’s no doubt that the seatbelt is the most effective safety innovation in cars over the last 50 years. Unfortunately, they can cause injuries of their own. When a vehicle is hit in a crash, the seatbelt will often tighten over certain parts of the body, while other parts of the body will continue to accelerate and decelerate. This tension can cause shoulder, chest and abdominal injuries, some of which could be life-altering.
Types of Injuries You Could Incur
Whether you have your seatbelt on correctly or you have the shoulder strap under your arm, if you get in an accident, seatbelts could cause the following injuries:
- Broken ribs
- Fractured sternum
- Head trauma
- Bruising to your stomach or chest
- Shoulder injuries
Injured in New Orleans? Get the Compensation You Deserve
Having an attorney that understands the dynamics of seatbelt injuries is crucial if you are seeking financial help after a car accident in New Orleans. At Cossé Law Firm, we have 20+years of experience representing injury victims throughout Louisiana. In fact, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, obtaining successful verdicts time and again in jury trials.
Additionally, we do not charge any fees unless we win your case. You have nothing to lose by calling our qualified New Orleans personal injury firm.
Call the Cossé Law Firm today to learn more during your free case consultation.