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What Happens In Seatback Failures

During a collision in a properly designed vehicle, the occupants are in a secure, upright position allowing the full benefit of the seat belt, air bags, and other safety mechanisms. When an automobile with defective front seats is rear ended, seatback failures occur. In seatback failures, the components of the seat snap and the seat back collapses backwards. This sudden and violent action launches the front seat passengers into the back seat. This frequently results in
neck and back injuries and whiplash to the front seat driver and passenger. In addition, the seatback failure causes the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Since the driver can no longer take evasive maneuvers or apply the brakes, severe injuries can occur in minor collisions with seatback failures.

Kids In The Backseat Are The Real Victims

Safety experts have told parents for years that the safest place for their child is in the backseat. However, in seatback failures, kids in the backseat suffer the most severe injuries, including
traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and even death.

When the seatback fails, passengers in the back seat are frequently crushed by the front seats and the front seat passengers. This has resulted in lifelong disabilities for kids in the back seat. Many children in the back seat of cars have ended up with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Even in relatively minor rear end collisions, children can be the victim of
catastrophic injuries and even fatal injuries when a defective seatback fails.

Profits Before Safety Is Unacceptable

All the major car manufactures have known about the problem of seatback failures for decades. Unfortunately, rather than spend a few dollars more per automobile, the companies have chosen to put profits above public safety.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a car accident that resulted in a seatback failure, contact experienced personal injury and
Pearland car accident attorney James Zier as soon as possible. James Zier has nearly twenty years of experience holding corporations accountable for their wrongdoing. When companies continue to put profits above consumer safety, the only remedy is to make them pay so much money that their conduct is no longer profitable.

Call (281) 485-3377 to speak with a seatback failure attorney in Pearland, Texas. James Zier will personally travel to your home or hospital to meet with you.  And he won’t rest until he gets justice for you and your family. 

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Consumers would be shocked to know that the front passenger seats in many automobiles are weaker than a $20 chair from Walmart. The defective driver and passenger seats that result in seatback failures are not only present in GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Kia, and Honda vehicles, but also many luxury brands such as Audi, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, and Mercedes to name a few. Despite the front passenger seats looking plush and sturdy, the internal components of every major automaker’s seats are cheap and defective. This includes major American, Japanese, Korean, and German automakers.

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