Car seat recalls are issued out of precaution – and sometimes, no real injuries have occurred. But, there are times when the risks associated with those recalls are common – and a child could suffer serious injury. The Britax car seat recall occurred in January of 2016, and if your child was injured because of the Britax car seat or another defective baby product, you could be entitled to compensation.
What is the Recall?
Britax has recalled more than 70,000 car seats. There were three models of Britax car seats involved in the recall, which can be found online via the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. These recalled car seats were manufactured between October 2014 and July 2015. These car seats were sold at a variety of retailers in person and online. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you do not have one of these recalled car seats. The reason for the recall was due to a defective design of the car seat handle. Before the recall was issued, several complaints were received about the car seat handle breaking while a parent was carrying a child in the car seat. The children were then dropped in the car seat.
What Should You Do When a Defective Product Causes Injury?
If your child is injured because of a defective product, the manufacturer could be held liable for your child injuries. You would need to consult with a personal injury attorney regarding the defective product. Just because a manufacturer issues a recall does not mean they are free from liability. Often, injuries occur long before the recall is issued. Whether your child was injured because of a defective Britax car seat or another product designed for children, an attorney can help.
What Can an Attorney Do?
When someone is injured due to a defective product, it becomes a matter of product liability. An attorney can help you file a lawsuit against the manufacturer for the defective product. Some issues that can be cited in a lawsuit include defective design, defective manufacturing, or an issue with the materials used to create the product. It may not just be the manufacturer that is held liable for your child’s injuries, or your own injuries. In product liability cases, sometimes the retailer or distributor can also be held liable.
You could receive compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other financial or emotional losses associated with your injury
Speak With a Product Liability Attorney Now
If you or your child was seriously injured because of a defective product, contact the Chicago product liability attorneys at Malman Law. Our attorneys will assess your case, analyze your injuries, and ensure that you receive compensation for the financial and emotional trauma you have suffered. Schedule a free consultation today with an attorney. Get started by calling us directly, or ask a question online by filling out our contact form.