The devices intended to protect children can sometimes harm them. Even a minor car accident can seriously injure a child in a defective car seat, or in a car seat that has been improperly used. Children can be tossed around in, or thrown from, a vehicle. If your child was seriously injured because of a defective car seat, you may be eligible to file a product liability claim.Defective Child Car SeatsSome common examples of child car seat defects include:
- defective latch system;
- failure to meet safety requirements;
- defective harness;
- malfunction of the handles; and
- separation from the base.
Improper Use of Child Car SeatsA child car seat that has been improperly used can also pose a risk for severe injury, such as nerve damage, concussion and broken bones. For this reason, it’s important to follow the safety instructions which accompany child car seats.Some common examples of improper use of a child car seat include:
- use of an old or second-hand car seat;
- resting a child car seat improperly on the seat;
- missing instructions;
- crunched buckle; and
- facing the child car seat in the wrong direction.
If your child has been seriously injured because of a defective or dangerous car seat, contact a Chicago product liability lawyer who can help you file your product liability claim and collect the damages you deserve. You may be able to receive compensation on behalf of your child’s medical expenses, continued medical assistance and pain and suffering. Contacting a Chicago Product Liability LawyerThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours, and know the best ways to express the degree of fault to the court. For a no-cost case evaluation and help in preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.