Phoenix Seatback Failure Attorney
Seatback failure is a terrifying tragedy that can turn a minor accident into a fatal or catastrophic tragedy. Seatback failure describes a product defect in which a weak car seat collapses backward in a collision, potentially crushing a rear-seat passenger. Seatback failure could also cause severe and deadly injuries for the driver, including catastrophic injuries to the spine and neck. At Gallagher & Kennedy, we have decades of product liability claim experience in Arizona. We can help you and your family go up against an auto part manufacturer after a serious seatback failure.
Why Choose Us?
- Our law firm has earned an excellent reputation in Arizona over the years and has unrivaled success in automotive product liability claims.
- Our firm has a proven history of positive results, securing multi-million-dollar results for injured clients and their family members.
- Our lawyers take cases on a contingency fee basis, only charging attorney’s fees if we obtain a financial award for the client.
When To Hire an Attorney for Seatback Failure
Seatback failure is a serious product defect. Yet government safety tests can be passed by folding law chairs and cardboard boxes. With such lax standards, the he manufacturer of the seat, its components or the vehicle could be responsible for your damages if seatback failure occurred during your auto accident. This type of defect should not happen with due care on the part of the manufacturing company.
Preventing seatback failure takes a simple and cost-effective fix, but manufacturers often neglect to remedy the issue even after receiving reports of problems and injuries. At Gallagher & Kennedy, we believe in holding manufacturing companies responsible for their negligence. Hiring one of our Phoenix car accident attorneys could help you craft a compelling case against the defendant.
Why Does Seatback Failure Happen?
Many vehicle owners do not realize the important role seatbacks play in the overall safety of a vehicle. A strong and sturdy seatback can protect the driver’s back and neck. It also allows the seatbelt and airbag to work properly to protect the driver, as the vehicle manufacturer intended. When a seatback fails, the driver could suffer life-threatening injuries when the crash normally would have only caused minor damages.
Seatback failure occurs because of weak seatbacks that can bend, break or malfunction in the forces of a car accident. A flimsy seatback may not remain upright in a collision, causing it to fly back and potentially fracture the driver’s spine or cause other significant injuries. If a child is sitting in the backseat – as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends to parents – seatback failure could cause traumatic impact injuries to the child. Many families have lost their children due to seatback failure, even in minor rear-end collisions.
Seeking Justice for Seatback Failure
Victims of car accidents involving seatback failures may suffer serious injuries to the head, brain, neck and spinal cord. Some may experience full or partial ejection from the vehicle, loss of vehicle control, or the seat throwing them into the back of the car. These issues and injuries most likely would not occur if the vehicle’s seat performs as it should. At Gallagher & Kennedy, we help victims seek compensation for losses relating to auto defects including seatback failure.
- Catastrophic injury treatments
- Disability expenses and live-in care
- Home or vehicle modifications
- The costs of missed work and lost income opportunities
- Personal impact the injuries had on the victim
- Loss of consortium for the victim’s family
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
Seatback failure can have a lasting impact on victims and their families. When a defective seatback collapses, a minor car accident can become major with tragic and permanent consequences. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries because of seatback failure in an accident, you may have a claim against the manufacturing company. You have two years in Arizona to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Schedule a Confidential Case Evaluation
Gallagher & Kennedy takes auto defects seriously. We realize the critical nature of vehicle safety features such as seatbacks, headrests, and seatbelts. Our lawyers have witnessed firsthand how traumatic car accident injuries can be when auto parts malfunction. We dedicate our time, skill and resources to helping injured crash victims in Arizona. If you believe you have a case and want to speak to an attorney for free, contact us at (602) 530-8400.