Defective Car Seats
As a Fort Lauderdale Defective Car Seat Lawyer, Mr. Quackenbush helps clients who have been harmed by defective car seats. He handles all types of car seat failure cases throughout Florida, including in West Palm Beach and Miami.
This Broward County Car Seat Failure Attorney handles child safety seat failure cases that occur for all types of reasons. Car restraint seat failures can, for example, occur when the seat belt in the child restraint seat fails to keep the child in place during an accident. For instance, “shield booster seats” use a “shield” to hold the child in place- rather than a seatbelt. This shield may not keep the child in place, the child’s body may escape the child restraint seat as a result, and injuries may occur.
Child restraint seat failures may also result when the entire child safety seat becomes dislodged from the vehicle and flies around inside the cabin. That is, child restraint seats may not latch into the vehicle correctly and an accident involving enough force may cause the restraint seat to become dislodged and move about that vehicle. In this situation, even if the child is belted into the child safety seat properly, injuries can result. The designer or manufacturer of the child car seat can be responsible for this if the car seat was not designed and/or manufactured in a way that keeps it latched into the vehicle.
The manufacturer of a child safety seat also may fail to provide adequate instructions and/or warnings in regards to the safety seat. That is, the manufacturer may fail to properly instruct the user as to the size of child that is meant for each type of car seat. If the wrong-sized child is placed in the safety seat and injuries result, the manufacturer of the restraint seat may be liable.
If your child has been injured due to a broken car seat, contact this Fort Lauderdale Defective Car Seat Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush works on defective car seat cases throughout Florida, including in West Palm Beach and Miami. Should you retain Mr. Quackenbush to work on your case, he will not get paid until you’ve been compensated. So, there is no risk to you.Client Advice from Fort Lauderdale Defective Car Seat Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush
The key to avoiding injury to your child due to a broken car seat is to make sure that your child is placed in the correct type of child safety seat. For example, it is recommended that you keep your child in a rear-facing car seat until he or she is two-years old or over. Rear-facing car seats are generally the safest. At some point, children typically begin using front-facing car seats, but it is important to make sure that the children are properly belted into the car seat.
Once your child weighs forty pounds, he or she may be placed in a booster seat – but not before. Before forty pounds, the child should remain in a rear or front-facing car seat with a five-point harness seat belt. The five-point harness is important as it keeps the child in place in case of an accident.
After the child has reached forty pounds, the child may be placed in a booster seat – but it should be a booster seat with a proper seat belt. The problem is that many times children weighing under forty pounds are placed in booster seats without proper five-point harness seatbelts. Instead, the booster seats use “shields” as mentioned above, and this can cause the child to become loose and cause resulting injuries.
There are federal standards which regulate the design and manufacture of child safety seats. However, many times child restraint seat designers and manufacturers don’t abide by these federal regulations. This can lead to accidents and injuries and the recall of the child car seats. You should look to see if your car seat has been recalled. This South Florida Defective Car Seat Lawyer can help you with this. If your car seat has been recalled, you will want to replace it as soon as possible.South Florida Car Seat Failure Attorney Achieves Justice on Behalf of Clients
Child car seat failure cases can result in all kinds of injuries. Because of the serious nature of the accidents, child safety seat failure cases can result in catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, quadriplegia and paraplegia, cerebral palsy, coma and vegetative states, and wrongful death.
If your child has been injured due to a broken car seat occurring anywhere in Florida, it is important for you to contact this South Florida Defective Car Seat Attorney as soon as possible. This is because there are time limitations on bringing your case. For example, the statute of limitations for a case involving a child safety seat failure is four years. However, if the accident involved a death, this statute of limitations may be different. In any case, it is important to call Mr. Quackenbush as soon as possible to begin your case.Gain Compensation with the Assistance of a Broward County Car Seat Failure Law Firm
If your child is injured due to a broken car seat anywhere in Florida, phone Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to hire Mr. Quackenbush to represent you in your case, this Broward County Car Seat Failure Lawyer won’t get paid until you’ve received compensation in your case – so there is no risk to you.