As a society, we try to protect those who lack the ability to protect themselves, and we particularly try to protect our children. When it comes to riding in cars that means securing children into properly installed child safety seats. Child safety seats are not only important for the safety of children in case of an accident, but they are also required by law. Child safety seats are necessary because normal seat belts will not protect children in the way that they will adults.
With car accidents representing the leading cause of death among children, some of the best things that you can do for your children are to ensure that they are properly secured every single time that they get in the car, and to make sure that you also use your seat belt. When children see their parents engaging in a good habit, it helps reinforce the importance of that habit.
What If the Car Seat Is Defective?
Although no parent expects it, and most take precautions, car accidents are a sad fact of life. What is even more unfortunate is that from time to time, a child id injured in an accident as a result of a defective child safety seat. Like many consumer products, child safety seats are occasionally subject to manufacturer recall. To check whether your child’s safety seat has been recalled, you can check safercar.gov.
If your seat has been recalled, there will also be instructions about what you should do about the recall. When a recall has been issued, some defect in design or manufacture has been discovered, which may undermine the safety of the item. Sometimes these defects are discovered during product testing, but often they are discovered when someone is injured as a result of the defect. If your child is injured while in a safety seat, contact a product liability attorney to discuss your options.
Why Contact Fuicelli & Lee, P.C.
Among the reasons to contact an attorney to help you when your child is injured while using her safety seat is the fact that, by holding the manufacturer responsible for its negligence, you may be protecting other children from being injured by that product in the future. These cases can be quite complicated, but an experienced attorney can help you identify whether your product is defective. You should know that there are three basic types of defect: design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects or failure to warn.
If you believe that the injury that your child sustained in a car accident was either caused or magnified by a defective child restraint system, speak with a defective products attorney right away. The law firm of Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. is dedicated to helping people who have been injured through no fault of their own. Our attorneys can negotiate with the insurance company to ensure the best possible healthcare for your child, and take legal action, if appropriate, for the defective product.
Fuicelli & Lee, P.C. believes that the client deserves the best possible personal service as well as the aggressive representation. For a free consultation, please call 303-355-7202 today.