Seat Failures

Texas Automotive Product Liability Attorneys

A seat is an integral part of your automobile's structural integrity and safety system. Especially in rear-end collisions, automobile seats provide necessary protection for vehicle occupants. A design defect can place you and your family at risk of serious and even fatal injuries. To learn more about a product liability case involving a seat back failure, contact a lawyer at the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery for a free initial consultation.

Our firm represents people in cases involving seat back failure and child safety seat defects. Located in San Antonio, Texas, our attorneys represent people throughout Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin.

Types of Seat Back Failures

When a seat back fails, seat belts become useless to protect the vehicle's occupants. The force of the impact may toss occupants against the windshield and dashboard. In rollovers, the car may eject the unrestrained occupant.

Some examples of a seat back failure include:

  • Improperly designed seat ramp design, allowing occupants to slide too far forward during a crash
  • Faulty seat attachment to the floor so that the seat breaks loose during a crash
  • Improperly designed seat back that breaks from the impact of the collision, causing the occupants to fly forward, or be ejected from the car

Seat Back Failure and a Child Safety Seat

Automakers should design seats that protect children as well as adults. The effectiveness of child safety seats depends on a properly designed seat. During a seat back failure, the car seat may break away from the seat, seriously injuring the child. We will investigate the child seat and determine whether the seat performed well in crash tests.

We will try to establish that there was a reasonable alternative design that the company decided not to utilize. To learn more about a case involving a car seat failure, contact an attorney at the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery for a free initial consultation.