Child Safety Seat Defects

Thousands of children each year are catastrophically injured or killed on America's roadways. In many of these situations, the use of a properly designed child safety seat would have prevented these tragedies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in children 4 years and older. When children are properly restrained in a well-designed child safety seats, they can walk away from most car wrecks injury free. However, in the United States, child safety seat manufacturers are not held to the same federal standards as car seats designed for adults, and as a result many of these seats which are supposed to protect our children are defective and unreasonably dangerous.

At the Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham, P.C. we have seen too many cases in which a child was not properly protected because of a poorly designed car safety seat and as a result suffered needles catastrophic injuries or death in a car wreck. Government regulations of child safety seats are weak and underfunded and child car safety seat manufacturers will rarely tell regulators if a seat fails a test. This information is kept from responsible parents who place their child into a child safety seat with the hopes of keeping their child protected in a car. Often times, the defects in a child safety seat such as a seat which allows the child to submarine under the belt or slip the protection of the belt causing jack-knife injures and paralysis or traumatic brain injuries, could have been remedy by the manufacturer for a minimal cost.

If your child has been injured or killed in a car wreck while using a defective child safety seat, we have the experience and the expertise to determine the complex issues involved in child safety seat litigation. We have tried child safety seat cases on behalf of injured children and their families with great success. For a free consultation to discuss a child safety seat case, contact the Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham, P.C. Let us deal with the car safety seat manufacturer to get justice for you and your family.

Call us at 205-298-1011 or send us an e-mail to schedule your free initial appointment. All car safety seat cases are taken on a contingency basis so you don't pay a fee unless your case is successfully settled.