While nobody wants to get into a vehicle crash, we know that most people will experience more than one crash during their lifetimes. However, we know that most of you take the steps necessary to be safe when on the road, including wearing a seat belt.

Unfortunately, there are injuries that can occur that are commonly caused by a seat belt. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we want to help when you need a Beaver County seat belt injury attorney. Call us today so we can work on securing the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.


For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, we know that there were over 128,000 crashes. Out of those, more than 80,000 people were injured. We know that vehicle crashes can cause serious injuries, but what are some injuries that can be caused by seat belts?

  • Spinal cord and whiplash injuries (possible paralysis)
  • Serious abrasions and bruising
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Injuries to the ribs, sternum, and upper abdomen
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding

We need to point out that the full extent of seat belt injuries may not be felt for hours or even days after a crash takes place. Some of the signs and symptoms of a seat belt injury can include:

  • Abdomen pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Trouble walking
  • Back or neck pain


When a seat belt fails, serious injuries can occur. Defective seat belts can break or may not lock properly, causing drivers and passengers to be thrown around inside a vehicle. In worst-case scenarios, vehicle occupants could be ejected from a vehicle due to a faulty seat belt.

  • Seat belts can fail if manufacturers do not properly test them under all crash circumstances.

In these cases, the injured parties may have a product liability case as well that they can pursue against the vehicle and/or seat belt manufacturer.

*Please understand that you should always wear a seat belt when on the roadways. Though injuries can still occur when using a seat belt, there is no disputing that they save lives.


Your seat belt is there to save your life. However, that does not mean you will be injury-free in the event of a crash. There are certain injuries that only occur or are exasperated due to a seat belt and you need to know where to turn in the aftermath of a crash.

The knowledgeable and experienced team at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman is ready to take your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the incident
  • Recovery of lost wages if are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the seat belt or vehicle manufacturer

When you need a Beaver County seat belt injury attorney, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.

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