In 1993, Jim Bordas and Scott Blass tried and won what was at the time the only second-impact seatback collapse case ever won against a major auto manufacturer. The case was even tried against a defense lawyer who had never lost in court. The $3.6 million verdict against Honda in Ohio County, West Virginia, served notice that defective seats and seat belt systems were a danger to American motorists that could lead to tragedy and death.
The Strope v. Honda case was featured on the television program "Inside Edition" and reflected Bordas & Bordas' engagement of nationally renowned safety experts and whistleblowers who helped bring dangerous industry practices to light. Bordas & Bordas' practice in the area of defective automobile safety equipment has continued in major cases like Stowers v. General Motors and Clegg v. DaimlerChrysler .
Defective Seat Belts
Seat belts are designed to save lives, but when they are defective or improperly designed, they can put lives at risk.
Some seat belt injuries are the result of a seat belt not doing its job due to a malfunctioning latch, faulty retractor or other defect. When this occurs, the occupant is at risk of being thrown from the car or crashing against the inside of the car.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a faulty seat belt, it is important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer protecting your rights. Our lawyers have extensive experience in car accident lawsuits as well as auto defect cases, giving us a strong background in defective seat belt cases. We will work to identify all liable parties and help you pursue maximum compensation for the losses you have suffered.
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Have you or a loved one been injured due to a defective seat belt? Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable seat belt failure lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won't have to pay us a thing unless we obtain results for you.
The results in a legal case depend on a variety of factors, many of which are unique to each case. Prior results by this firm or any other do not guarantee future results. Case results presented here are illustrations of the type of work done by Bordas & Bordas and not a guarantee that any prospective case will yield any particular amount.