No one wants to be involved in an automobile accident and rear-end collisions in particular are unpleasant because often there is absolutely no warning. The vehicle may be stopped waiting for traffic, at a red light, parked, or even driving normally down the road, when all of a sudden another vehicle barrels into the back of the car. As terrifying as this can be, it is made even worse if there is an auto defect present in the car such as a susceptibility to broken seat backs.
In the event of a rear-end collision it is the seat back that absorbs much of the shock and helps shield the occupant from more serious harm. However, not all seat backs are created equally and some vehicles may have a defect that makes their seat backs more vulnerable to breaking. This can dramatically increase the risk of serious injury to the vehicle’s occupants as it greatly increases the amount of pressure and shock placed on the back, neck, spinal column, and head.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a broken seat back, or if you know someone who has, there may be legal options worth exploring. In some instances the automaker could be liable for their defective seat backs and may be forced to pay damages. Personal injury cases are complicated and it is common for the victims to already be going through a time of serious upheaval and stress. Contact the Automobile Attorneys so that we can discuss your legal rights with you and make sure that you are aware of all options. We are here to help and consultations are free.