Auto defects have been making the news of late. Whether it is the GM ignition problem, the Toyota acceleration fault, or others, it is important to know that your vehicle is safe. Your car, truck, or van transports your most precious cargo– yourself and your loved ones. When you put your trust in a vehicle you spent your hard earned dollars on you need it to function as it should in the case of a terrible car accident.
While many safety features have been added to modern vehicles, they are only as useful as the equipment around it. There have been cases where the seat belt assembly works exactly as it should, only to have the seat itself crumple or structurally fail right when it is needed the most. Such seat back failures can cause some of the most severe injuries sustained in these types of accidents. It is not uncommon when a seat back fails in such a manner for there to be serious neck or spinal damage. In extreme cases, if a headrest is severely damaged or broken, even decapitation can occur.
Such events are frightening to even think about– but every day a family has to deal with such a horrible situation. When car companies are not doing their due diligence, people can be severely hurt and have their lives ruined. Make sure that you read up on your car safety manual and any complaints against your car manufacturer for a similar issue. These types of faults, when they occur during an accident must be immediately dealt with. Of course, medical care is vital and urgent– but you also need to try and have this never occur to another family. Contacting a qualified attorney that can help litigate and hold the manufacturer liable is a way to serve others so that they will not have to face the same tragedy.
“General Information – FAQ”: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Shoppers/Air+Bags/General+FAQ
“Describing a problem: rear seatback failure and unsecured cargo”: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20467995