Defective Products Attorney
Our children are one of the most precious things that we have, and we do many things in order to protect them and keep them safe from harm. One of those things is to purchase car child safety restraints to keep them safe when we take them places in our automobiles. However, if the child restraint is not properly installed or has a defective design, tragedy can occur when a vehicle is involved in an accident. If tragedy has occurred, a defective products attorney may be necessary to assist with your case. While statistics show that there is a 70% prevention rate when a child is in a properly installed restraint, statistics also show that up to 80% of the restraints used are either defective in their manufacture or design or are not properly installed. These child safety restraints are the cause of many thousands of serious injuries to the head and spinal cord as well as the cause of many deaths of children each year.
Defective Child Restraints Cause Injury
It is true that, when properly installed, child restraints are more than 70 percent effective in preventing serious injury and death. However, as many as 80 percent of these seats are not properly installed, or worse, are defectively designed or manufactured. Such defective designs cause thousands of deaths and serious head, brain, and spinal cord injuries each year. If your child has been injured because of a defective child restraint, contact Pulaski & Law Firm immediately.
Common defects can include:
- Inadequate Lateral Support
- Weak or Inappropriate Shell Material
- Inadequate Warning Labels
- Confusing Instructions
- Defective Harness System
- Lack of Torso Restraint
- Ill-Fitting Restraints
- Incorrect Weight Classifications
- Cumbersome or Awkward Adjustments
- Insecure Attachment of Shell and Base
If your child was in a child restraint but was still injured in an auto accident, you may need to speak with a defective products attorney. At the Law Office of Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC you will find experienced attorneys in the area of defective products law. Our law team works with this type of litigation and understands what the common defects in child restraints can be. For instant, there may be improper lateral support, a lack of torso restraints, even a defective harness system. In addition, the materials used in the manufacture of the shell may be weak, or the attachment between the base and the shell may be insecure. To top it all off, instructions are often confusing and warning labels are sometimes not adequate. As you can see, you need a defective products attorney to make heads or tails of the issues involved with child restraints.
Even though child restraints are tested to meet certain standards before being placed on the market, the criteria for testing are not clear, which may impact the results. This means that inadequate child safety restraints are being used by many parents who trusted that they would help to protect their children.
Pulaski & Law Firm L.L.C. can also help with other defective child seats like the Bumbo baby seat recalls.
If you have a child that has been injured while using a child safety restraint, contact the Law Office of Pulaski & Law Firm L.L.C. and speak with a defective products attorney.