New York Seatback Failure Lawyers

Compensation for Injuries Caused by a Defective Bucket Seat

If you have been involved in an auto accident in New York that resulted in serious injuries due to a defective bucket seat, please contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP immediately. These are very serious injuries, and the manufacturers of these dangerous vehicles must be held accountable for the faulty product that they have produced and sold to the public. Our New York seatback failure lawyers have been representing clients who have suffered various injuries as the result of defective products since 1990. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages. Contact us today to discuss your seatback injury case with one of our dedicated attorneys.

Seatback failure is a dangerous situation that occurs when a vehicle with bucket seats is involved in an accident, specifically rear end accidents. When a car with bucket seats is struck from behind, the bucket seats may collapse or bend, possibly causing serious injuries to backseat passengers, especially children. For this reason, if possible, have your child sit behind an empty passenger seat or behind the seat with the smallest person sitting in it.

One automaker, Ford Motor Company, has been aware for over thirty years that some of the vehicles that they manufacture have dangerous bucket seats. Although there have been investigations made into the safety of Ford vehicles with bucket seats and the hazards they pose to innocent people, the company has not made any changes to the seat designs to improve the safety of their vehicles.

Affected Vehicles

Although the automakers below have not all been involved in seatback failure litigation, they do produce vehicles with bucket seats which may place innocent people at risk for serious physical injuries:

  • American Motors
  • General Motors
  • Hyundai
  • Toyota
  • Kia
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan

Serious Injuries in New York? Contact Our NY Seatback Failure Attorneys

Although vehicles must go through various quality tests to ensure that they meet current safety standards, the vehicle's seats are not tested during typical crash testing. Most bucket seats do not have the strength that is required to keep the seat upright in a collision which may result in many serious injuries to occupants in the backseat, including:

If you have suffered injuries as the result of a bucket seat injury, please contact the experienced NY auto product liability lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP by calling (212) 986-7353.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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