Car seats are used to protect children and infants while traveling in the car and during a car accident. Unfortunately, even when taking the proper precautions, accidents and injuries can still occur. If a car seat isn’t made properly, it can hurt the child within it by either putting too much pressure on the wrong places or by throwing the infant from the seat entirely. Car seat companies typically deny liability and attempt to blame the injury on you or the car accident itself. Many people find that they need legal representation to get payment for medical bills and compensation for their child’s pain and suffering.
If you or your child has been injured in a car wreck involving a negligent driver or defective car seat, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages. You won’t pay anything unless we successfully settle your case. Call 1-800-208-3538 to see how we can help.
Types of Car Seat Injuries
Car seat injuries range dramatically depending on the severity of the accident.
Injuries to children or infants may include:
If a child was killed as a result of negligence or a design flaw of the car seat, nothing could fully compensate for your loss. However, you can hold those who are responsible for the tragedy financially accountable for their actions by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
California Car Seat Laws
Car seat manufacturers have a duty to their customers to ensure parents get a car seat that is safe and free from defects. It’s possible to file different types of claims against a car seat manufacturer, and a lawyer can help you decide the right path for you. If the actual car seat is defective, it’s classified as products liability. If you believe your child’s injury was due to a lack of information from the car seat manufacturer, then you may be able to file under negligence.
Car Seat Recalls
Car seat defects may include faulty straps, poor latching system, poor seat design, faulty adjustment pieces and more. You don’t have to look very far to see real-life examples of car seat defects. Car seat manufacturer Graco recently recalled over 1,000 of their car seats due to a fault with their harnesses. Another manufacturer, Diono, recalled more than half a million car seats because they would not have adequately protected children during a crash. Either of these examples could lead to a product liability claim in the case of injury.
Click to search for recalled car seats here: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Car Seat Recall Search.
A California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help – Get a Free Case Evaluation
Johnson Attorneys Group has already come to the aid of people just like you to recuperate losses due to a defective car seat. An insurance company will do everything possible to protect their own bottom line, but we’re always on your side. Give our compassionate legal advocates a call at 1-800-208-3538 to find out how we can help. Your case evaluation is completely free, and you can contact us 24/7.