The sole purpose of a child safety seats is, of course, protecting children during an accident. Unfortunately, many safety seats are not designed properly and put children at risk.
The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213 (FMVSS 213) requires that child car seats comply with certain standards. However, even when children are restrained in a car seat, some are still thrown around or ejected, resulting in serious injury or death.
The Products Liability attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath handled numerous cases involving child safety seats. In some instances, car seats did not provide enough head protection and in others, the carrier separated from the base during an accident.
In most cases, car seat manufacturers blame the child’s parents for not installing the car seat properly, or defend the design of their product. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to investigate accidents involving defective car seats and hold the manufacturers responsible.
The underside of this infant carrier cracked upon accident impact, allowing it to come free from the base that was secured by a seatbelt in the carrier seat.
To find out if your child’s car seat has been recalled or to file a complaint, you can visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website or call toll free at 888-327-4236.
If your child has been injured, please contact our products liability attorneys at 1-800-654-2024.