Collisions involving defective equipment, such as seat belts or seat backs, can put drivers and passengers in a vulnerable position. If the crash involves a rollover, individuals in the vehicle can suffer serious injuries that require immediate and long-term medical attention.
At McLeish Orlando LLP, we provide assertive representation for people who have been injured in auto accidents due to defective car seats, seat back failure, seat restraint failure and other personal injury matters throughout the Greater Toronto Area and elsewhere in Ontario.
Seat Back Failure
In many situations, seat back failure occurs in larger vehicles, such as minivans, or vehicles that have captain's chairs or a middle row of chairs. If the seat back fails to function properly in a vehicle rollover, t-bone accident, head-on collision or any other type of auto crash, the individual can be prone to being projected from the vehicle. Seat backs can fail for a number of reasons, including:
- Faulty seat structure
- Securing mechanisms are not optimal
- Recliner mechanisms do not function properly
- Faulty design
- Composition of the metal in the seat is not suited for the design of the mechanism
Seat Belt/Restraint Failure
In all vehicles, seat belts are required to be tested in order to ensure that they function safely in the event of a crash. Seat belts may be improperly designed when it comes to the clasping mechanism, amount of slack that should be given when a vehicle brakes, and the tightness when the airbag is deployed. After an accident, specific tests can be done to immediately determine if the injuries incurred were due to seat belt/restraint failure. Our lawyers are highly familiar with personal injury matters involving seat belt failure.
Seat Belt Failure Accident Lawyers Serving Southern Ontario
McLeish Orlando LLP is a trusted source for legal representation in personal injury matters. If you or a loved one has been injured, we will assist in obtaining the maximum amount of benefits and financial compensation available.
To arrange a free initial consultation with one of our Toronto seat back failure lawyers, please contact us via email or call 1-888-494-8201.