When a vehicle impact occurs the front seat of the vehicle can collapse backward, when this happens, the seat occupant will be forced into the back seat or ejected. A seat collapse, often called a seatback failure, can be severe, causing head and/or spinal injuries. These types injuries occur when an occupant’s head strikes other parts of the car’s interior or the head neck or back is snapped as a result of the seat bracing failing to hold causing the seat to collapse.
When a seat collapses, the driver can lose control of their car and collide with other vehicles, roll over or collide into something or someone else, which compounds the severity of the accident and potentially injuring other people. The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, we’ve been fighting personal injury cases in New Mexico for over 30 years. If you have been injured due to a seat back failure call The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC now at 505-865-9696. You must preserve the vehicle for inspection. We will have the vehicle inspected by our experts at a testing center in Dallas, Texas for seat back failure.
What Causes Seat Collapses?
Seatback failures often derive from poor installation of the seats in vehicles on the factory line. Some seat collapses are a result of design failures. Often, both components come into play to cause a seat failure.
Many times, the auto manufacturer uses inexpensive or faulty materials in their seats that cannot support the weight of their passengers. Seatback failures are also caused when automakers use flimsy materials that cause an irregularity in the seat frames.
What Happens When a Seat Collapses During an Accident?
Rear-end collisions and rollover accidents are the most common accidents that cause seatback failures. When the seat works properly, it secures the occupant in an upright position. However, when a seatback fails, individuals can suffer a variety of consequences, including the following:
- Victims can strike other passengers or collide with other structures in the vehicle’s interior.
- Victims can be ejected, either partially or completely, from the vehicle. Such an event could lead to catastrophic injury or death.
- Other passengers in the car could suffer severe injuries if they are struck by another individual. The seatback failure could render the driver unable to control the vehicle, potentially leading to further damage and injuries.
- Often, when a seat collapses, other passenger restraint systems like airbags and seat belts are consequently ineffective.
Contact The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC at 505-865-9696 an Experienced New Mexico Personal Injury Law Firm for Help
If you’ve been hurt or injured due to a seat collapse, we have the legal recourses to represent you in pursuing a seat collapse case against the automobile manufacturer. You can file a claim for seatback failure. You have a right to receive fair compensation for all damages you’ve incurred physically and mentally.
Don’t try to fight the auto manufacturer on your own. You need an experienced New Mexico personal injury attorney that has the resources and experience to fight multibillion-dollar automobile manufacturing companies. At The Law Firm of David C. Chavez, LLC, in Los Lunas, we’ve been fighting for the rights of those who’ve been injured through no fault of their own for over three decades.
Contact us now at 505-865-9696 to schedule your free initial consultation. We’ll answer your questions and make sure you have the information you need to proceed. We are recognized as a Top 10 Top 100 and Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Litigation Attorneys in the United States.