The recently concluded Child Passenger Safety Week shone a spotlight on the need to reduce the risk of child injuries related to car seats and restraints, something that is critical all year round. Parents need to make sure that their child’s car seat and seat belts are free from defects before properly securing their children in them.A defective child car seat can result in serious injuries or even death. If your child has been injured from a child car restraint, a product liability lawyer can help gather evidence to substantiate a product liability lawsuit.Safety Measures to Protect Children in Car Seats and RestraintsSome safety measures that can help protect children in car seats and restraints include:
- Children 12 and under should always ride in the back.
- Infants should be secured in a rear-facing child seat (until at least one-year-old and 20 pounds).
- Children who outgrow an infant seat should be secured in a forward-facing child seat (until at least age 4 and 40 pounds).
- Children who outgrow a forward-facing child seat should be secured in a booster seat (until at least age 8 and 4’9” high).
- Children who outgrow a booster seat should be secured with an adult seat belt.
Even when safety measures are carefully followed, accidents and child car seat defects may still occur. If your child has been seriously injured because of a defective or dangerous car seat, you should immediately contact a Chicago product liability lawyer. 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 preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.