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Child Safety Seats
Because of their small size and the fact that most car safety features are designed to protect the average adult, children are more vulnerable to devastating injuries in auto accidents. In order to combat these risks, parents and guardians invest in car safety seats that are specially designed to protect children. Sadly, defects and negligence can compromise the reliability of these safety seats and fail to help children avoid serious injuries in automobile accidents.
If your child has been injured because of a defective car seat, you may be able to take legal action against the responsible party. Contact the Cedar Rapids product defect attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 for more information about your rights today.
Common Car Seat Defects
There are a number of reasons a car seat may not perform correctly, and no matter what the cause, this can be a terrifying experience for both parent and child. Some of the most common defects include:
- Poor design
- Incompatibility with the vehicle
- Improper instructions
- Broken or missing parts
- Inadequate harnessing system
When investing in one of these safety devices, parents expect it to properly protect their children. There is no excuse for negligence that compromises the safety of innocent individuals, especially children.
If your child has been injured in a car accident because his or her safety seat was defective, you may be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer of that product. Contact the Cedar Rapids product liability attorneys of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team.