Parents rely on their child’s car seat to adequately protect them in case of a car accident. If these devices do not provide sufficient protection during a crash, children can be severely injured. These seats are meant to provide basic restraints for children and function similarly to seat belts, yet they provide a more comprehensive restraint that is designed for the body size of a child rather than an adult frame.
If your son or daughter has been harmed in a motor vehicle accident due to the failure of his or her car seat to work as intended, a civil lawsuit may be in order. Contact the St. Louis auto defect lawyers of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today for a free case evaluation regarding your claim.
Problems with Defective Child Car Seats
Children are too small to use a vehicle’s regular seat belts and may be seriously injured by the force of airbags deploying. Car seats provide substantial protection from the deceleration forces that occur during a car collision that can cause a person to sustain severe trauma. However, the following defects may occur, leaving these children unprotected:
- Defective latches
- Defective safety belts
- Cracked or weak materials
- Inability to properly connect the car seat to the car
A car seat defect may not only fail to protect a child, but it might actually be the direct cause of injury to a child. Accordingly, the manufacturers of these devices should be held accountable for such failures.
Contact Us – 314-646-0300
If your child has been injured because of a defective restraining device, contact the St. Louis defective child car seat attorneys of the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300. Let our experienced advisors assist you in your effort to ensure that your child’s injuries are properly compensated.