Grimes Teich Anderson is open for business during Covid 19. We offer free injury consultations and can get started on your case electronically, learn more!

South Carolina Association for Justice
AV Preeminent
Board Certified Specialist
Best Law Firms
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers

Seat Belt Failure

Seat belts are an important part of today’s transportation systems. Cars and motorcycles both employ seatbelts as their most basic safety features, and many states require passengers to wear them. Wearing seat belts are proven to protect people in crashes and other impact situations, and people who use them depend on them for protection in case of an accident. People who don’t wear seat belts are among the most commonly injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.

Our dependence on and trust in seatbelts as a safety feature of our vehicles makes seatbelt failure a major concern. If a seatbelt does not work, the results can be catastrophic. Car passengers may be jostled, slammed into the car interior, or even ejected from cars if seat belts do not work properly; motorcycle passengers are frequently thrown from the bike in accidents when seat belts fail. Some of these passengers and drivers may be killed. These occurrences are horrible and undeserved, and sometimes to take place when passengers were wearing seat belts. In these situations, vehicle manufacturer should take responsibility for victims’ injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed because of seatbelt failure, you may need the help of a North Carolina or South Carolina accident attorney at Grimes Teich Anderson.

No company likes making payments to consumers, as the profit mechanism is set up for cash to flow in the other direction. If you have been in a car accident and suffered injuries because of the failure of your seat belts, you may be entitled to compensation not only from the party that caused your accident but also from the manufacturer of the vehicle. It may be the result of negligence at some point in the manufacturing process that your injuries are as bad as they are. We all depend on manufacturers to make their product with the safety features required by law and with consumers in mind.

Don’t take on a vehicle manufacturer and their insurance company by yourself, as you may risk your benefits package by doing so. Whether in red tape and processing difficulties or because of the lawyers they have fighting for their interests, these corporate groups are interested in protecting their money and may fight you on your claim or seek a speedy and minimal settlement. You need the counsel of a high-quality, experienced attorney to protect your rights. The experienced car and motorcycle accident attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson know the law and can help you get the compensation you may deserve for your loss and injuries.


Were you injured in an accident in North Carolina or South Carolina which was exacerbated by a seat belt failure? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845 and ask for your free consultation with an inury attorney in our office, or fill out the online case evaluation form on our website.

Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.

Each case is different, so not all information on this website, as well as some which may not be provided, will apply to every case. Because the facts and relevant laws are different from case to case, Grimes Teich Anderson does not guarantee that the outcome, results or experiences with one lawyer or one case will be similar to another.

Except for Employment Law Cases, Attorney’s fees are a percentage of the entire recovery and will be deducted before other expenses. In addition to the fee in these cases, Client will be responsible for litigation expenses, which will either be deducted from the recovery or paid by the client. Some Employment Law Cases may be handled on a contingent fee basis and others handled on an hourly basis, where the client is billed for the hours spent on the case. Based on our experience, we will advise you of the most appropriate fee arrangement in Employment Law cases.

Material on this website is for information purposes and is not legal advice.

Client Reviews
Mr. Anderson represented my husband, Duane Carter during a recent car accident claim. We were try to get the medical bills and pain reimbursement resolved with the insurance company. They were great at keeping us current with any progress or problems that occurred during the process of our claim. The law firm of Grimes, Teich & Anderson are very people oriented and care deeply about their clients. I would highly recommend anyone in a similar situation use this law firm to resolve their claim. Duane C. & Tammey C.
Brian, I want to thank you and Ms. Willetts for all of your help during the appeal. Your expertise and approachable personality was truly welcomed, and having you present for the SSA hearing reduced my anxieties about the process. I will gladly refer others to you if they are needing assistance with disability or injury. If I were to encounter trouble with the SSA in the future, you will be my first contact. Your professionalism is a step above. Will Pitman
All veterans with a claim feeling you don't have a chance or feel defeated need to make contact with Grimes Teich Anderson and let qualified personnel get you through claims procedures. They will evaluate your claim and work through it with you from beginning to end and treat you with compassion and caring. William E.
We received exceptional assistance with a very difficult situation. Jessica Leaven and her team were thorough and clear throughout the entire process. We are grateful for her assistance and would recommend her to others who are seeking simple guidance or formal representation. Rebecca H.
Henry Teich is an outstanding attorney who aggressively represented me in a complex workers compensation injury case. Hank has been handling WC injury cases for may years and knows all the new NC statutes concerning WC! Tony M.
The National Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Injured Workers' Advocates
North Carolina Advocates for Justice