Seatbelt Failure May Be Tied to Fatal Accident, Kaufman Woman’s Death

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Oct-2013

Family and friends of a Kaufman woman are searching for answers after their loved one was killed in a single vehicle accident in which they suspect a defective seatbelt may have malfunctioned last Sunday.

The young women, identified as 29-year-old Heather Dee Evans. She was driving at the time of the Dallas single vehicle accident. Evan’s brother, 34-year-old Brandon Cunningham was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Cunningham was transported to Baylor Hospital and was recently listed in critical condition as a result of injuries he sustained when the vehicle smashed into a utility pole. Emergency crew members were forced to use the jaws-of-life to cut Cunningham from the vehicle.

Family told the Kaufman Herald that Cunningham endured multiple fractures and injured his neck in the crash. The family also noted that Evans had injuries that indicated she may have been wearing her seatbelt at the time of the wreck, a practice loved ones said she was diligent about.

Defective Seatbelt Attorneys in Texas

In some accident situations where victims are ejected from a vehicle, equipment and defects may be linked to failures that may have otherwise protected occupants from injuries. Defective seatbelts, inadequate air bags and other important safety equipment can pose a serious threat when they malfunction in an auto accident situation. Air bags that deploy at the wrong time and seatbelts that fail to keep occupants within the vehicle can provoke life-altering injuries and death, leaving some victims and their families with questions regarding their accident.

If you’ve been injured in an accident where a seatbelt malfunctioned, call our auto product liability lawyers in Waco, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690 or visit any of our ten convenient office locations for a free case evaluation today. We care. We can help.


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