Accidents have many causes. In some cases, it becomes important to have physical evidence. An example would be if a passenger is ejected from the truck or car. In that type of case a thorough investigation of the seat belt needs to be preformed by an expert to determine if the belt failed. If the car or truck is sold or destroyed, it becomes impossible to bring a claim against the seatbelt manufacturer.
In cases where there is not sufficient insurance to cover the harms and losses, this type of evidence becomes vital. Just looking at the belt with untrained eyes is not enough to determine if there was an early release. Experts must examine the belt to look for the signs of an early release.
Many people think if a person is ejected during a wreck they were not wearing their seat belt. This is not always true. If you or someone you know is ejected the belt may have failed. Call an experienced attorney to investigate immediately while the evidence is fresh.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.