Defective Seat Injury

Are you in Texas? Have you or a family member been injured by the failure of a seat back in your or someone else’s vehicle?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862- 1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any seat back related injury or death and determining any possible claims.

While there are many regulations which address seatbelts, airbags and their safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not issued or significantly updated strength requirements for seatbacks since 1967. This lack of attention doesn’t change seats and seatbacks being an actually integral segment of any vehicle's total safety systems. If you have been the victim of these lax safety standards, call a San Antonio Defective Seat Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw today. We can help you get your be chance at the compensation you deserve.

The auto manufacturing industry has been well aware for decades that even with vehicle speed as slow as 25, seatback and/or seat failures have greatly contributed to fatalities and serious injuries in auto accidents. This is especially true of those which involve rear-end type collisions. Almost all major auto manufacturers in our United States and around the world have, at some time, been held to account in court for manufacturing unsafe seatbacks and seats.

“Bucket seat” type seatbacks in specific models of car have been particularly susceptible to collapsing or bending and thus causing rear end collision injuries. The risk of injury is particularly high for children or shorter adults who happen to be sitting in the rear area behind an occupied frontal bucket seat during a rear end collision. Seatback and seat failures which Carabin Shaw’s San Antonio Defective Seat Injury Lawyers have proven civilly to have been causally responsible for fatalities and injuries during auto accidents consist of things like:

  • Seats which are torn out of their mountings in a car during collision impacts because they were not affixed sufficiently to comply with government requirements
  • Seat ramps which are improperly designed or do not have an upward slant, thus diminishing the chances that any passenger will remain in his or her seat during an accident
  • Occupants who are thrown around the interior of a car, making it more difficult for those occupants to exit the car after any crash
  • Passengers who are ejected from the car or a driver who loses vehicle control
  • Collapsed seatbacks which result in any passengers being violently moved out of the protection afforded by seatbelts and airbags
  • The mechanism which holds the back of the bucket seat up breaks, which causes the seat itself to suffer a collapse and any passenger to violently fall backwards
  • Front seatback which bend during impact because they are defectively, which allows the occupants’ heads in the back seat and front seat to violently impact each other

There are official reasons for these problems. Carabin Shaw’s Defective Seat Injury Attorneys in San Antonio are familiar with them all. Each of these reasons has been tried as a defense to an injury claim or case. Each has been beaten in Court. We can to the same thing for you if you have been injured by a defective vehicle seat.

One of these “official” reasons stated for auto seat safety having been effectively overlooked or compromised purposely is the strengthened fuel economy requirements which have come into effect. Only the requirement of an established minimum safety level performance by seatbacks and seats in scientifically dynamically conditioned crash tests will remove incentives for auto manufacturers to increase fuel economy by compromising safety be removed.

If you or a family member has been seriously injured or killed in a vehicle accident which you think was caused by a defective car seat back or seat, you should consult with a Defective Seat Injury Attorneys in San Antonio at Carabin Shaw. We make our living helping and working with injured people just like you. We can help. You or your loved one may well be legally entitled to file a lawsuit for compensation for the potentially wrongful death or severe injuries you have suffered.

Are you in Texas? Have you or a family member been injured by the failure of a seat back in your or someone else’s vehicle?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862- 1260. We can help you and your family with evaluating any seat back related injury or death and determining any possible claims.

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