Connecticut Defective Car Seat Injury Attorney
When you buckle your child into his or her safety seat, you are putting a lot of trust in that seat’s manufacturer and distributor. Consumers naturally expect that manufacturers and distributors will take necessary actions to meet legal safety standards and make their products safe for their intended use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you, or a family member, have been a victim of a defective car seat, don’t hesitate to contact the Kocian Law Group.
Car seats may suffer from design defects, manufacturing defects, or both. Design defects arise when the materials used to make the seat are sound, but the seat’s design poses an unreasonable risk. Manufacturing defects arise when the Design is sound, but the materials or processes used to put them together create a hidden danger.
A defective car seat is a car seat that fails to work as it was intended, due to either a design or manufacturing defect. Serious harm to a child riding in a defect car seat can result.
Some common car seat issues are:
- buckle malfunction
- defective construction leading to unit falling apart
- insufficient padding
- base separates from shell
- harness defects
- sudden releases defects
In some instances, car seat manufacturers issue recalls to address hidden dangers in products already on the market. Sadly, some recalls can be too late to prevent injury; an unsafe car seat can inflict a lifetime of damage to a child in the blink of an eye.
Unsafe or defective car seats can cause broken bones, strangulation, paralysis, brain damage, and even death. If your child has been harmed by a car seat, you should seek legal counsel. A defective product lawyer at Kocian Law Group can help you deal with medical bills, rehabilitation, disfigurement, and bringing a company to justice.