My baby boy was injured in a crash. I thought the car seat was supposed to protect him. Could the car seat be defective?

We are saddened to hear of your child’s injury and wish him a full and fast recovery.

To answer your question, it is possible that your car seat could have been defective. Sadly, it wouldn’t be the first time that a manufacturer cut corners, used the wrong materials, or somehow designed or made a defective car seat. When car seats are defective, they could fail to keep a child strapped in during a collision.

However, many children also get injured in traffic accidents because they aren’t strapped in correctly or because they are in the wrong car seat for their age, height, and weight. If you know you were following the car seat laws in place and had your child secured correctly in his seat, it is possible that the car seat your son was riding in was defective.

It is important to keep the car seat and any parts so that we can have it inspected to determine if the manufacturer was negligent. If the manufacturer produced a defective car seat, they need to be held accountable and pay for the injuries your son incurred. To learn about your next steps and how to pursue a case against the car seat manufacturer, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a Florida personal injury lawyer today in a complimentary consultation.