Head Rests & Seats
Defective Auto Parts Lawyers: Headrests and Seats
Every year, car accident victims suffer injuries that could have been avoided if automakers had designed safety into their headrests and seatbacks. Just 29 percent of cars and 22 percent of trucks, vans and SUVs rated "good" in a test of headrests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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Defective and poorly designed headrests can cause serious neck injuries in even low-speed rear-end collisions. Neck injuries are the most common injuries reported in auto crashes.
"The latest evaluations also show the seat head restraints in more than 60 percent of car models fall short of current state-of-the-art protection from neck injury or whiplash," the IIHS reported in April 2007.
Defective seatbacks can collapse during an accident and cause serious injury or death. Both the occupant of the defective seat and those seated behind him or her are at risk of injury.
The mechanism that holds a bucket seat upright can fail in a rear-end collision. The seat back falls backwards, with its occupant in it. Seat back failure can cause brain, neck and spinal cord injuries as well as wrongful death. In many cases, car makers are aware of the problem, but choose not to spend the money it would cost to correct the defect.
If you have been injured because of a seatback failure or a defective headrest, you have a legal right to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and property damage. The attorneys of Hersh & Hersh can help.
Please contact our law firm today to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation, and you will pay no legal fees unless we win monetary compensation in your case.
From our offices in San Francisco, California, the lawyers of Hersh & Hersh represent people injured by dangerous and defective auto parts nationwide.