Denver Car Seat Malfunction Injury Lawyers
Car seats save lives. In the event of a motor vehicle crash, a young child who is secured in an appropriate and functioning car seat stands a much greater likelihood of surviving the crash with far less severe injuries than a child who is not secured in a car seat.
For this reason, nearly every state and local jurisdiction in the U.S. require children to be secured in a car seat that is appropriate for the child’s age and size. However, the sense of security that a car seat can provide can be violently ripped away when the seat malfunctions during a crash. Your child may suffer severe or catastrophic injuries that could have been prevented or minimized had the seat functioned as intended.
Zinda Law Group of Denver empathizes with the anguish and confusion that car seat malfunction injuries can create for you and your family. Our Denver car seat malfunction attorneys will fight tirelessly to help you seek recovery for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Why Did My Child’s Car Seat Malfunction?
Simply put, a defect may be the reason why your child’s car seat did not perform as expected but instead malfunctioned when you and your child needed it most. Like other types of products, a car seat defect may be categorized as a:
- Design defect: A product has a "design defect" when the product as designed is not able to perform the tasks that its creators indicate it should be able to do. In the case of a car seat, for example, a seat may have a design defect if the seat is supposed to withstand a certain amount of force but the seat cannot do so. When a design defect exists, every single car seat produced according to the design will be defective.
- Manufacturing defect: A “manufacturing defect” exists where some error or mistake creeps into the manufacturing process and results in a car seat that is not produced exactly according to the pattern or design. For example, a bolt or screw may be missing or the material used to shape the seat is not of the quality anticipated by the design. While more than one unit may have a similar manufacturing defect, the difference between a manufacturing defect and a design defect is that, in the case of a manufacturing defect, a car seat produced exactly according to the pattern or design would, in theory, be safe and functional.
- Warning/instruction defect: Finally, a car seat may be defective if it does not contain sufficient warnings or instructions telling an average consumer how to safely install and use the car seat. If the car seat does not have this important information, parents may not know how to ensure their child is safe while using the seat, thereby increasing the likelihood of an injury accident.
The specific circumstances of your car seat malfunction will determine what type of defect may be present in your case. In all defect cases, however, compensation may be available from the car seat manufacturer if the defect could have been avoided through the exercise of reasonable care and caution.
Get Help from Experienced Denver Car Seat Malfunction Lawyers
If your child has been injured as the result of a car seat malfunction, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. At Zinda Law Group, our skilled Denver car seat malfunction attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek full recovery for the burdens suffered by you and your family.