Seat Back Failure Injury Lawyer
You may not realize how important your vehicle’s seats are to your safety until they fail during an auto accident. Seat back failure has caused many serious injuries during vehicle accidents, injuries that may have been avoided with improved design by the manufacturer. At Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law, we invite victims that have been injured due to manufacturer design flaws and auto product defects to contact us to explore their legal options for compensation.
Seat backs should be designed to withstand an impact to a vehicle. This is one of the standards that is important in the overall crashworthiness of a vehicle. If the seat back collapses during an accident, the occupants can sustain serious head, neck and spine injuries as they are thrown forward or backward. This is most common with the front seats during a rear-end collision, causing the driver and front passengers to be thrown backward.
Dangers of Seat Back Failure
Not only can drivers and front-seat passengers be injured if seat backs fail during an accident, it can also pose a risk to other occupants in the vehicle. If children or other passengers are in the back seat, they can be impacted by the front seat and occupants flying backward. In addition, if a driver’s seat back collapses when the vehicle is rear-ended, the driver may not be able to control the vehicle. This can cause a greater risk to everyone in the vehicle and others in front of the vehicle.
Seat back failures have been reported in many different types of vehicles, causing serious injuries. If it is determined the seats were not designed properly or there was a manufacturing defect that caused the failure, the manufacturer may be liable for injuries. If you or a loved one were injured due to a seat back failure during an accident, contact our legal team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law today. We would be happy to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim and whether you may be eligible to pursue an auto product liability lawsuit.