Whether you're traveling with your children across town or to a different part of the country, you need to be able to depend on the safety of the car seats you've purchased for them. Remember, it's never wise for any of us to just assume that a product for sale at one of our favorite stores is fully reliable.
The unfortunate truth is that far too many car seats are simply made in a defective manner. Every year, parents must cope with the intense sorrow of watching their infants, toddlers and older children suffer serious injuries or even death due to their faulty car seats. Parents who have endured this type of pain should seek the immediate help of experienced Sacramento defective car seat lawyers.
Below, you'll find statistical data related to this country's malfunctioning car seats. You'll also find information regarding the most common reasons that car seats fail to work properly. Finally, you'll find advice on how you can obtain the help of Sacramento defective car seat lawyers if your child has been harmed in this manner.
Although we don't have reliable data on how many children are injured or killed due to defective child car seats each year, we can tell you how many of these car seats were recalled in recent years. For example, between 1998 and 2001, almost 10 million defective child car seats were recalled during five different recall efforts initiated by various manufacturers.
While there are many reasons for child car seat recalls, the main one simply involves shoddy manufacturing. For instance, flammable materials have been used on some car seats and the straps that hold them in place. In other cases, latches have been made so carelessly that they either fail to hold when they were closed or fail to open when necessary. These are the types of manufacturing defects that place children at risk of extreme danger and harm. Better product testing prior to marketing could probably catch these errors - sadly, too little of that is done.
Unfortunately, after a child is seriously injured or worse because of a defective car seat, it can be very difficult for distraught parents to try and hold the proper parties accountable for their wrongdoing. All too often, the defendant corporations have high-powered legal teams they can turn loose on anyone who challenges the safety of their products.
If your child has been harmed in this manner and you're ready to protect his or her legal rights, you should not try to handle this situation alone. Instead, you should seek out the help of experienced Sacramento defective car seat lawyers who have been fighting successfully for the rights of injured children for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.