Defective Car Seat Injury Claims
Learn about the dangers of defective car seats, the complexities of proving your case, and what to do if your child has been the victim of a faulty car seat product.
If you live in Greater Los Angeles, and have children, then you know that a car is a necessity to get around town to get to school, sports, and other events. Fortunately, vehicle safety is at an all-time high, with more and more safety features and airbags than before. The only problem is that a vehicle’s safety features don’t cover everyone. In fact, infants, young children, and even smaller sized teens often receive little to no benefit from a vehicle’s built-in safety devices, which is why car seats and booster seats are required by law.
How to Keep Your Children Safe and Avoid Serious Injuries
When you rely upon a product to keep your children safe and that product fails, it can be devastating. Make sure you stay up to speed on recalls by registering your car seat with the manufacturer and checking product recall sites like National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Common faulty car seat defects include:
- Defective handles
- Cracking of the base
- Weak shell
- Faulty buckles
- Defective latches
- Improper construction
- Unanticipated rotation
- Flammable material
- Harness flaws
- Failure to lock in place or becomes unlocked
Child Car Seat Accidents and Why Legal Help is Needed
Defective car seat accidents and cases are extremely complex to investigate and analyze. Potentially liable parties can include the manufacturer, designer, distributor, and point of sale retailer. Big car seat companies and their insurance companies hire savvy and cunning defense attorneys that often put up a big fight and pull out all the stops in hopes of avoiding paying out. Moreover, because California is a comparative fault state, the car seat defense team can blame you or the other driver for causing the accident in the first place and then shift the analysis to whether the defective car seat contributed to your child’s injuries.
This small sample of the many difficult issues highlight the need to enlist the help of a powerhouse defective car seat attorney to enforce you and your child’s rights. Maximizing your child’s recovery will provide them with the financial security to pay for medical costs, therapy, and potential future lost income if the injuries are permanent.
With so much at stake, you cannot trust your defective car seat case to anyone but the most aggressive, award winning trial lawyers at The Dominguez Firm. Call now to speak to a top-rated products liability lawyer at 800-818-1818. The call is free and if you don’t win, you don’t pay.