Defective Car Seat Injuries

Car seats are critical to the safety of children when they ride in cars and other vehicles. That's why hospitals insist that new parents have car seats when taking their babies home.

When a defect in the car seat causes, rather than prevents, injury, parents have a right to know what happened. They may also be eligible for compensation that can help them pay medical bills and provide care for their injured child.

Has your child been injured?

At the Cleveland, Ohio, law firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our attorneys know how to handle cases involving injuries to children because of defective car seats. After all, we have more than 50 years of experience with cases similar to yours involving defective products of all kinds.

To learn how we can help you, call us at 440-252-0445 or 800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446). We do not charge any fees upfront, and we are dedicated to providing the experienced and skilled representation you need.

Recalls of child car seats

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued numerous recalls of child car seats for reasons that include:

  • Incorrect steel used in manufacture
  • Harnesses that can detach
  • Chest clips that could break
  • Harness adjusters that could detach
  • Incorrect warning labels
  • Anchors that do not attach
  • Flammable cloth and other car seat materials

These and other defects can cause serious injuries because infants and children may strike their heads during sudden stops or accident impacts, fall out of a car seat entirely or become entangled in the harness, to name but a few potential scenarios. Many of the defects could have been prevented with proper design or thorough testing by the manufacturer.

Call now for a free consultation

If your child was injured or killed because of a defective car seat, contact us online to schedule your free consultation to learn about your rights and options.