Can You Sue for Injuries Related to a Defective Car Seat?

In the U.S., children are required to be secured into a car seat any time they ride in a vehicle. This is for good reason: car seats significantly reduce the risk of death or injury to children in the event of an auto accident. However, car seats must be properly designed, manufactured and installed into vehicles in order to work effectively. Unfortunately, defective car seats can fail to properly protect children in an accident, and this can lead to injuries.

Car seats are required to undergo rigorous testing for safety. However, there have been numerous car seat recalls and lawsuits related to car seat defects, so these tests do not always catch every possible issue.

Some issues that could lead to a defective car seat include:

  • Harness or buckle failure
  • Damage to the components that connect the car seat to the vehicle
  • Inadequate padding on the car seat
  • Poor posture support
  • Inaccurate or unclear instruction manual

If a car seat is defective, your child could be at risk of serious injury if an accident occurs. Harness failure could allow a child to be ejected from the car seat. If the seat is not adequately secured in the vehicle, it could become detached and ejected in a crash.

If your child has been injured due to a defective car seat, you might be able to recover compensation for his/her injuries. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. For more information on car seat safety, visit the NHTSA website.

“Car seats are intended to protect children in the event of a crash. If a car seat is defective and fails to work properly, the child using it could be seriously hurt,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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