Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned mother or father, you count on child seats to safely secure and protect your babies. Keeping a baby safe and secure is a child seat’s only job. When a child seat doesn’t perform to safety standards, babies, infants and children are put at risk for injuries. These are the seats we strap into cars and put children into when they’re at dinner tables. There can be absolutely no comprising on the safety and performance standards of child seats. If your baby has been injured due to a defective child seat, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer with product liability case experience as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your claim. Defective Child Seats, Bouncy Chairs and Baby Carriers Child seats play an important and pivotal role in the lives of families in Jackson and all across the country. A child seat should perform as it was designed. Bouncy chairs should not be at risk of tipping or falling over. Baby carriers should be made with structural integrity. Parents are counting on these products to perform safely. Nothing is more important than ensuring a child, infant or baby is safe and secure in a seat. Where car seats are concerned, they have to be able to handle rigorous testing due to potentially high speeds and impacts associated with car accidents. In the event of an accident, parents need to know that their child seats are secure and up to the task. When a Child Seat Fails When a child seat fails in some way, babies, infants and small children are put at risk for injuries. Depending upon the severity of the incident, injuries can range from minor or moderate to severe or even fatal. Car seats, bouncy chairs and baby carriers must be structurally sound and engineered to withstand all potential situations. Parents buy child seats to protect children, and if they fail, at best, they don’t provide adequate protection to children, at worst, they can actually endanger babies. The most important thing to do after a child seat fails is to contact a lawyer who has proven case experience involving defective products. Of course, you child’s immediate medical needs always come first. A lawyer can help to stay on top of any investigative details that arise after the incident and fight to get you the compensation you deserve to pay for medical bills and other expenses associated with the defective car seat. Expenses Associated With Defective Car Seats The expenses associated with defective car seats can be astronomical. Depending upon the type of seat and incident involved, the injuries can range from minor to moderate all the way up to catastrophic or fatal. The expenses associated with such incidents can cost families tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. If your baby suffered from a catastrophic injury, you could be looking at a lifetime of expensive medical treatment and care. If your child died as a result of a defective or dangerous car seat, no amount of money will ever be able to cover such an indescribable loss. When Child Seats Get Recalled Registering your child seat after purchase is a great way to stay on top of any potential news from the manufacturer. If the child seat gets recalled, you will likely be notified. Unfortunately, it can take weeks, months or even years for investigations to get initiated and recalls to get issued. If you have a concern about a potentially defective child seat, you need to contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the manufacturer and a product liability lawyer. The only way investigations get initiated is through consumer reporting. Defective Manufacturing or Poorly Designed Child Seats Defective Child Seats in Jackson After any kind of injury associated with a defective child seat, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer who has proven product liability case experience as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for damages associated with the injuries your child sustained as a result of the defective and unsafe child seat. It doesn’t matter if a recall has been issued or not. A lawyer can stay on top of all the official investigative details and be your advocate through the whole process. If your child has been injured in a car seat, carrier or child seat in or around the Jackson Metro Area, contact the skilled and proven Personal Injury team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for a free case consultation.