Child safety seat lawsuits are defective device cases where parents or caregivers of children who have been injured or killed as a result of a defective car seat seek to hold the seat manufacturer legally accountable for its negligence and obtain compensation for any injuries, losses, pain, and/or suffering that may have occurred as a result.
While child car seats are generally safe and have prevented numerous injuries and deaths (more than 500 lives were reportedly saved by the use of car seats in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA]), over the past decade, more than 15 million car safety seats of various brands, makes and models have been recalled; more than 500 serious injuries and deaths due to defective car seats were reported in 2006, alone.
Nature of Car Seat Defects
Child car seats can malfunction in a number of ways, including:
- catching on fire, should the straps be made of flammable materials and be proximal to a flame
- collapsing under slight pressure due to weak frames
- failing to keep babies in the seat due to faulty latches that don’t stay closed when confronted by mild force
- strap adjusters that easily loosen or rip apart due to the use of cheap materials
- trapping babies in the car due to latches that are extremely difficult to remove or strap adjusters that stay stuck closed and are difficult to open.
Starting a Child Safety Seat Lawsuit
Those who believe that their infant has been injured or killed as a result of a defective child car seat can receive an professional, thorough evaluation of their case, along with the chance to get their case started at no upfront cost to them, by calling for a free initial consultation. During this call, an experienced defective car seat attorney can provide prospective clients with information regarding the how to move forward and best secure the highest settlement possible for their child’s injuries.
Although many child safety seat lawsuits are resolved through settlements before the case ever goes to trial, our skilled defective device and product liability lawyers will work tirelessly and aggressively to litigate our clients’ rights in any necessary legal proceeding, ensuring that our clients receive the comprehensive legal representation they deserve.
You can learn more about your legal rights, receive a comprehensive assessment of your case, and get professional legal advice on the best way for you to proceed with legal action by calling today for a free initial consultation with an experienced child safety seat lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation, and the lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help. Call our toll free number for a free, no-obligation case evaluation: 1-888-480-1123.