Defective Child Car Seat

Defective Child Car Seat Attorney

When you take the steps to buckle-in your most precious cargo, you expect that child car seat will protect your child.  However, defective child car seats often fail in car accidents, causing severe injuries to children.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are one of the leading causes of death among children, and are also responsible for brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones.

Car seat failures are generally the result of faulty design or manufacturing defects.  Typical child seat defects include:

  • weak frames or shell design that can not withstand the force from typical car collisions
  • low quality straps, buckles, or stitching which can not withstand the force from typical car crashes
  • inadequate padding
  • the use of highly flammable fabric
  • improper instructions on installation

When a car wreck occurs, defectively designed car seats needlessly endanger the child, causing serious injuries due to lack of restraint or ejection.

Car seat recalls are all too common, but even more often defective car seats remain on the market, exposing your family to harm.

If you think you know of a child that may have been injured as a result of a defective car seat, call the Texas personal injury attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to learn about your legal rights.  Holding the manufacturer responsible not only provides you with compensation for these unforeseen costs and injuries, but also helps keep others on the road safe as well.  Contact us today for your free case review.  As always, we work on a strictly contingent fee basis, meaning we don’t collect a dime until we recover compensation for you.  You have nothing to lose; contact us today.