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Defective Car Seats

There are two main types of car seat defects; those dealing with child car seats and those dealing with standard car seats.

Child Car Seats:

A parent or guardian purchases an infant car seat in order to keep their child as safe as possible while driving. But what happens when the car seat is defective? Since 1998, more than 500 injuries to infants have occurred from recalled car seat models. These recalls occur due to various design flaws, such as weak shells, flammable materials, base/shell separation and defective harness systems. Common examples of injuries that occur from the use of a defective infant seat include burns, scarring, spinal injuries, loss of eyesight, loss of hearing, brain injuries, head trauma, quadriplegia, loss of limbs, and unfortunately death. Contact Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson to make sure that the correct person is held responsible for your child’s injuries after a car seat failed to provide adequate protection.

Standard Seat Recalls:

Defective car seats can lead to serious injuries amongst adults as well as children. There are two main accidents in which defective car seats are especially dangerous; (1) rear impacts and (2) accidents where there are back seat passengers. Both types of accidents can lead to additional injuries due to the ineffective nature of the car seat.