California Child & Baby Car Seat Injury Attorneys
According to the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 14. The NHTSA recommends that safety restraints are used for all children from infancy to 8 years of age, or a height of 4' 9". By taking the appropriate safety precautions, child injuries and catastrophes that occur during an auto accident can be greatly reduced. To help inform the public of the proper safety measures, the NHTSA has created a 4-Step Program detailing the different changes in appropriate seat safety as a child progress from the infant car seat to seat belt. Child Car Seat Information
Unfortunately there are times when following these recommendations is not enough to prevent injuries. Defective baby safety seats have lead to numerous injuries and deaths during traffic collisions. When a child's car seat does not work properly, its ineffectiveness can cause additional injuries for the child, or fail to protect the child from serious harm. The manufacturers who produce the defective products need to be held liable for the injuries resulting from their dangerous car seats.
The following are possible defects that may occur:
- Shoulder straps may unclip or slide loose when force is placed on them during a collision, resulting in ejection or partial ejection from the seat.
- The slot where the seat belt holds the car seat in place is too flimsy and is unable to hold the safety seat in place upon the force of a collision.
- Safety seats are manufactured without the proper pelvic protection allowing the child to slide down in the seat in the event of a car accident.
If your child has been injured or killed as a result of a defective child car seat, you should consult an aggressive product liability lawyer at Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP. Our firm has a reputation for aggressively defending the rights of injured clients and recovering the maximum monetary compensation for our clients' losses. Call our California Child Car Seat Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation regarding your case.
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