SAFETY HAZARD: AUTOMATIC SEAT BELTS SANS LAP BELTS

The use of automatic or passive shoulder-harness seat belts without the lap belt may cause serious injuries or fatalities. The General Motors Research Laboratories have reported that the effectiveness of the motorized shoulder belt alone in preventing deaths may be as low as 20%. This article presents an overview of the risks, reviews cases which led to fatal injuries, and suggests how counsel should analyze cases.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Page range: pp 40-42 and 44-45.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Trial Lawyers of America

    1050 31st Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007
  • Authors:
    • Coben, L E
  • Publication Date: 1991-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Trial
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • ISSN: 0041-2538

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM