One of the things that people tend to test when they consider purchasing a new vehicle is the seat that they will primarily be sitting in when they are traveling. However, consumers tend to test these seats for comfort as opposed to safety and the ability to function properly. Unfortunately, many people are harmed by seatback failures in the United States, and those that are need to obtain the immediate help of experienced Sacramento seatback failure lawyers.
Below you’ll find information regarding common situations that lead to seatback failures, the most common injuries that result from these defects, the types of additional problems that can be caused when a seatback fails and finally how you can obtain the help of Sacramento seatback failure lawyers if you or someone you love has been injured in this manner.
Seatback failures may be something that few people understand, but the fact of the matter is that at its worst, this problem led to more than 1,000 fatalities and to more than 1,500 serious injuries on an annual basis in the United States approximately 20 years ago. Basically, these problems arise when the backs of car seats fail when people least expect it to occur, and most often this happens when the seat’s support system is not properly constructed such that it will hold in place properly as most people would expect when they climb into a vehicle.
While seatback failures are more common than most people would think when hearing about them for the first time, they are also situations that tend to lead to common injuries that can be severe for those who suffer from them. Specifically, unexpected seatback failures can lead to serious neck and spinal cord injuries because of the sudden and swift movement backward. These situations can also lead to head injuries if a passenger’s head collides with the top of the seatback with heavy force when that seat reaches the bottom of its range of motion.
Perhaps the most serious risk posed by seatback failures occurs when the seat that is supporting the vehicle’s driver fails. When this situation arises, the driver can instantly lose any ability to see where the vehicle is headed and instantly wind up in a horrifying car accident. This is generally the situation that leads to all of the fatalities and serious injuries that occur on an annual basis in the United States, as the vehicle itself becomes a dangerous weapon working against the occupants.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of a seatback failure, you need to seek the help of experienced Sacramento seatback failure lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of injured clients for nearly 20 years. Contact the Demas Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.