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Faulty Child Seats

Parents rely on their child seats and baby seats to keep their children safe in the event of a car accident or collision. These devices have become increasingly complicated to install and to use properly, but not all problems with child safety seats are due to user error.

One of the biggest problems with child safety seats is that they are made of plastic. A family that has used the same child seat for multiple babies, particularly if they weren’t close together, may run into the problem of the safety seat’s plastic parts becoming brittle and snapping in an accident, defeating the purpose of the child seat in the first place.

Another problem with child seats is that they are frequently very hard to install properly. The directions given with the seat may be extremely hard to follow, perhaps because they have been translated between a number of different languages. In addition, no two cars are exactly the same, so using one diagram for all cars and car seats may not be the best plan to ensure that child seats are installed properly.

Finally, the webbing on the safety seat may not be as strong as it should be or there could be a design flaw in the safety seat in a way that provides insufficient support to the head and neck of the child or toddler in the event of an accident.

Regardless of the reason why the safety seat is faulty, faulty baby seats can make an accident far worse if they cause injuries to children.

Contact a Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyer

If your child has been injured in a car accident by a faulty car seat, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 1-800-242-2874 to discuss your situation and to determine your legal options.

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