Many people are catastrophically injured due to defective automobile seats. In rear end collisions, the automobile seat backs should operate as a restraint, keeping the occupant upright with his or her head and neck supported. The seat back should restrain the occupant, much the same way a seatbelt does in a head-on collision. Because many auto manufacturers put cheap, weak seats in their cars, however, seat backs may collapse even in relatively low speed, minor rear-end collisions.
If the front seat-back collapses in a rear-end collision, the occupant can be thrown violently into the rear seat area. The "typical" seat back collapse injury is T-4/5 spinal cord functional separation, leaving the victim permanently paralyzed from the chest down. Children seated in the rear seat are sometimes killed when Mom or Dad are violently hurtled into them, headfirst, by crash forces. Every one of these injuries, without exception, would be prevented if manufacturers would just strengthen seats enough to prevent them from collapsing in rear end collisions.
When an automotive seat back failure causes death or serious injury, the manufacturer along with distributors and dealers, may be held liable.
The Sanders Law Firm has successfully litigated cases involving seat back failures, seat track failures and head rest failures that have resulted in catastrophic injury and death. Our skilled defective seat back attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of victims and victims? families in seat back failure cases. We always offer a free, no obligation consultation, and of course, our "no recovery, zero fee" guarantee.
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