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Defective Car Seats

Child Seat Safety and Product Liability

There are few child products more essential to new mothers than a baby's car seat. In fact, without it, a newborn would not even be able to make it home for the first time. Because children under a certain age tend to be lighter in weight, they require more security from their vehicle safety mechanisms. This is why car seats are not only desirable, but also required.

However, unless a child seat is made properly, it is of no use to those who trust it with their precious ones' lives. When an expecting mother buys or receives a baby car seat, it is unlikely that she would think of the possibility of it being defective or improperly designed. Unfortunately, despite our quickness to trust manufacturers, mistakes and defects do occur. When those mistakes cause injuries to the littlest of all, it becomes even more important that the negligent parties be held liable for their short comings.

Common Child Car Seat Problems:

  • Defective Handles
  • Defective Latches
  • Sudden Release
  • Improper Construction
  • Unanticipated Rotation
  • Faulty Seat Belt System
  • Weak Shell
  • Overly Flammable Material

Aside from these defects, some child seats can also be defectively designed with insufficient support for a child's head and neck especially in the event of an accident. A proper child seat involves multiple facets that individually and collectively contribute to the overall safety of the product. If one or more of these parts are not properly designed or assembled, it can compromise the overall value of the product.

Contact a San Fernando Valley Personal Injury Lawyer

Although we hear of horror stories from time to time about children injured or killed in car accidents because of faulty child seats, we never stop to think of the unfortunate possibility that it could happen to us.

If your child was injured or killed because of a defective child or baby car seat, the San Fernando Valley personal injury attorneys from The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus understand your devastation and anger. We want to help you keep those who are responsible for this tragedy accountable to their negligence.

Contact a product liability lawyer in San Fernando Valley to learn more about whether you have grounds to file a claim for compensation.

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