Fort Myers Defective Product Lawyer Holding Manufacturers Liable for Malfunctioning Car Seats in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte and Naples
Florida law requires children under three years old to be restrained in a car seat. Children between four and five years of age must be restrained in a car seat or a booster seat. However, the government safety agency Parents Central recommends parents use a backward facing car seat for as long as possible, then switch to a forward-facing car seat until the child outgrows it, for up to seven years. In addition, a child should ride in the booster seat until he or she fits in the vehicle’s seat properly, for up to 12 years if necessary. Classes are available to parents who want to learn more about buying and installing a car seat.
Yet, what happens when you have followed Florida law and Parents Central recommendations but your child is seriously injured in a crash? Moreover, what if malfunctioning car seats are to blame for the injuries?
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. can answer these questions for you. Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury and products liability claims. We investigate whether the car seat contributed to your child’s injuries or failed to protect them during a crash. Randall L. Spivey has over two decades of experience helping families like yours. He is a Florida Board Certified civil trial attorney and member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum who has a track record of reaching the best possible damages in defective auto parts cases. Our goals in a car seat defect claim are to help you and your child obtain a recovery and to prevent injuries to other children.
Call (888) 477-4839 for a free consultation with a Fort Myers defective product lawyer today.
Defects in Car Seats
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established mandatory guidelines for the production of child car seats. Manufacturers are responsible for following these guidelines and for immediately recalling products that could pose a danger to children.
Because of the potentially devastating repercussions, NHTSA maintains substantial oversight of car seat defects, warnings and recalls. Our lawyers remain on top of this information so that we can immediately identify clients with a strong products liability claim. If your child’s car seat is not currently under recall, we notify authorities of the defect to alert other parents to the problem and possibly to trigger recall of the dangerous product, while advocating for your child to recover damages.
Recent Car Seat Defects
The car seat is supposed to offer your child vital protection if you are involved in a car crash. We conduct a thorough investigation into the seat’s malfunction and pursue damages for such negligence as:
- Latch placement that gives child access to loosen the strap
- A latch that sticks and hinders quick retrieval of child during an emergency
- An anchor prone to cracking and increased risk of failure
- Parts of seat and seat padding that present a choking hazard
- Metal that grows too hot and may cause burns to the child’s skin
- Improper instructions and warnings to consumers
Are You Eligible for Compensation After a Malfunctioning Car Seat Accident? Call Our Fort Myers Defective Product Lawyer to Find Out
When parents retain the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., our Fort Myers defective product lawyer considers all possible paths to recovery and whether the car seat manufacturer may be to blame for the malfunction. Call for your free consultation today. We represent clients in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, all of Lee County, Charlotte County and Collier County, as well as Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda.