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Car Seat Defects

Child Car Seat Safety Laws in Northern California

Legal Help from a Northern California Defective Car Seat Attorney

Every year, thousands of children are injured or killed each year in car accidents because their child safety seats were not installed properly or because they weren’t used at all. In some cases, injury or fatality may be the result of a defective car seat or booster seat.

In recent years, millions of car seats have been recalled because of dangerous defects, such as:

  • Defective buckles that could come undone or fail to come undone in an emergency
  • Faulty adjustors causing shoulder straps to spontaneously loosen
  • Weak frames which may break and fail to protect a child in a collision
  • Flammable materials which may place the child at risk of burn injuries

The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley represents parents whose children were harmed as a result of defective car seats or booster seats. Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn more about your rights and how a Northern California car seat lawyer at our firm may be able to help you obtain compensation for your damages.

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California Car Seat Law

In California, children under the age of 8 are required to be secured in a forward-facing car seat in the backseat of a vehicle (never in the front passenger seat.) Children age 8 or older, or who have outgrown a harness seat (at least 35” in height and between 40-80 pounds), are required to use a booster seat secured by a seatbelt until they are at least 4’9” in height and between the ages of 8 and 12. It is extremely important to follow these rules not just because it is the law, but for the safety of your child. Seatbelts are designed for adults, so it is no surprise that children can be seriously injured in an accident if they are not properly secured.

We encourage parents to check the NHTSA website for information on car seat recalls. Follow the link to search the brand name and model of your car seat for any safety issues. If you discover that there is a safety issue affecting your child’s car seat, immediately discontinue use and contact the manufacturer for information on a repair or replacement.

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The Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley has recovered millions of dollars for the wrongfully injured in Chico, Roseville, Redding, Sacramento, and throughout Northern California. Available 24/7 to provide free consultations, we are proven experts with a genuine desire to help our clients obtain maximum results. We have extensive experience handling auto accident and product liability claims and know what it takes to succeed on behalf of our clients.

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