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Seat Belt Failures

Faulty Seat Belt Accidents Attorney in Fort Lauderdale

Helping You Seek the Compensation You Deserve

As a driver, you expect each time you get in a vehicle and put your seat belt on, the safety device will keep you somewhat protected from harm in the event of a collision. While seat belts by themselves cannot protect drivers and passengers from all injuries during an accident, it is known that seat belts enhance your safety and potential for avoiding serious injury or death. Unfortunately, many other car accident victims who were wearing their seatbelt at the time of an accident still suffer serious injuries or even die because of a defective seat belt.

Just like all other product liability cases, there are a massively wide array of different design and manufacturing problems that can cause a seat belt defect. Some defects result in the user not being properly restrained while others cause injuries to the user. If you or loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, it might have been a result of a defective seat belt. The laws surrounding defective products, personal injury and wrongful death actions are complex. They have strict time limitations and negligence must be proven, which can be troubling in defective seat belt cases.

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Engineers, investigators, and other experts are needed to piece together the accident and determine what actually occurred and who was responsible. You will need a knowledgeable accident attorney with the necessary resources to bring the negligence parties to justice.

Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. has extensive experience in handling complex defective seat belt accident cases. An experienced personal injury lawyer from our office, located in Fort Lauderdale, will personally work with you to investigate, prepare, and bring forth your case. We have a reputation for success and for caring about our clients’ physical, emotional, and financial needs. We want to get you the reimbursement you deserve. Call our office today to speak to with a South Florida personal injury attorney to aid you in your case.

Defective Seat Belt Attorneys

A defective seat belt case requires extensive knowledge and expertise in various realms of law, including products liability, personal injury, insurance, wrongful death and more. Having a successful and experienced defective seat belt accident attorney on your side is crucial.

A person or entity is considered negligent when they fail to exercise a level of care that a reasonable person or entity would exercise under similar circumstances. Proving negligence in a seat belt defect case can be tricky because there might be multiple negligent parties and entities. You will probably need to bring an action against the party who caused the accident, as well as the persons or entities included in designing, manufacturing, or selling the defective seat belt.

If you or a loved one was injured in a defective seat belt accident in South Florida, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. today. We are experienced accident attorneys in Fort Lauderdale with extensive knowledge in seat belt defect law. We want to assist you in getting the reimbursement you deserve.

Every Case Matters

Millions of Dollars Recovered in Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Fatal Truck Accident $3,000,000

    We recovered $3 million for the family of a pedestrian who was fatally struck in a truck accident.

  • Slip & Fall $2,950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on commercial private property due to a leaking roof. As a result, Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. was able to secure $2.95 million for our client.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $2,000,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a rear-end motor vehicle crash on behalf of their clients in the amount of $2,000,000.00. Our clients were driving south on I-95 when they were rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. The force of the crash was so significant that it sent our clients’ vehicle into a wooded area on the side of the road.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,520,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a motorcycle crash involving a fatality in the amount of $1,520,000.00. The decedent was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a commercial vehicle.

  • Sidewalk Fall $1,400,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a Slip and Fall case on behalf of their client in the amount of $1,400,000. Due to the negligence of Defendant, our client fell in the common area of a 55+ condominium community and sustained significant injuries.

  • Rear-End Car Accident $1,350,000

    A drunk, uninsured driver going 60-70 mph crashed into the rear of a vehicle with a man and woman in their 70s and a 99-year-old passenger. Attorneys Eric Ginnis and H. Ross Zelnick successfully negotiated to obtain a $1.35 million settlement for the two seniors and the estate of the 99-year-old decedent.

  • Slip and Fall – Slippery Floor $950,000

    Our client slipped and fell on a very slippery polished marble floor. The carrier denied liability prior to a lawsuit being initiated. The attorneys at Ginnis & Krathen, P.A., after contested litigation,  we were able to reach a settlement for our client in the amount of $950,000.

  • Side-Swipe Auto Accident $900,000

    Ginnis and Krathen successfully resolved a side-swipe motor vehicle crash on behalf of their client in the amount of $900,000.00. Our client was operating his motor vehicle when he was sideswiped by another motor vehicle.

  • Automobile T-Bone Accident $750,000

    While traveling in their vehicle, our clients were struck on the side by a large pickup truck. Through aggressive presuit negotiations, with the Defendant’s insurance company, our attorneys were able to settle the case in an amount of $750,000.

  • Auto Sideswipe $650,000

    Our client was sideswiped by another vehicle and sustained injuries due to the crash. Our attorneys were able to settle the case in the amount of $650,000 for our client.


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  • I had a lot of peace of mind being their client as I knew I had nothing to worry about.

    “Ginnis & Krathen, P.A. and his team were very professional, encouraging, and thorough with my case. They helped me understand the whole legal process and they always kept me updated with my case. I ...”

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  • I am very grateful.

    “I would recommend them after 3 very different cases. They have been available and supportive just when needed most, and I am very grateful.”

    - Leland L.
  • They will fight hard for you and go above and beyond for you.

    “Ginnis and Krathen have been such a godsend! Eric, Ross, Milly, and the staff are some of the nicest and genuinely caring people and Firm you will find. Whenever I’ve needed to speak to Eric, he’s ...”

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    “Miguel Amador is an amazing attorney and takes client care to the next level. He is well-respected by other attorneys who practice personal injury law and he serves as a valuable asset and resource to ...”

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  • Proven Record of Success

    We have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements, including a seven-figure case that another firm turned down.

  • Trial-Ready Legal Advocacy

    Our personal injury attorneys have extensive jury trial experience and have collectively tried more than 250 jury trials to verdict.

  • Extensive Medical Resources

    Our firm benefits from a qualified network of medical experts who will waste no time in assessing your injuries, no matter how extensive.

  • A Network of Support

    When you hire us, you will benefit from the unwavering support of our attorneys, legal staff, forensic investigators and more. 

  • Personalized Legal Approach

    As our client, you can rest assured that your case will receive the personalized care and attention of a knowledgeable senior partner — no matter the size.

  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the recovery that our clients deserve and have successfully settled cases that other law firms have turned down.