Seeking Damages in a Product Liability LawsuitEvery year in the United States, defective car seats lead to serious injuries and death. If your child was seriously injured because of a defective car seat, you may be eligible to collect damages through a product liability lawsuit.
Some types of damages that may be recovered in a product liability lawsuit account for:
- medical expenses;
- therapy; and
- pain and suffering.
Parties that can be held liable for damages include the manufacturer, designer, distributor or even the retailer who sold the car seat.
Registering Your Child Car Seat with the Manufacturer
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) strongly recommends that you register your child car seat with the manufacturer. This requires the manufacturer to notify you in the event of a recall.The following information must be provided to the manufacturer to register your child’s car seat, including:
- name of model;
- date manufactured;
- model number;
- name of manufacturer;
- your name; and
- current mailing address.
If you are unsure about some of this information, you should be able to find the model number and manufacturing date on your child’s car seat, where they are required to be by law. This information can typically be found on a label attached on the bottom, side or rear of the child car seat.
If your child has been injured from a defective child car seat that was recalled, but you’re not sure if you registered the seat, you’ll want to talk with a Chicago product liability lawyer about how that could affect the validity of your product liability lawsuit.
A Chicago product liability lawyer can also help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and assist you in filing your product liability lawsuit.
Contacting a Chicago Product Liability Lawyer
The 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.