Each year there are many recalls and safety warnings issued as the result of defective or dangerous auto parts, including seatback failures. Cars which have bucket seats pose a serious threat of seatback failure injuries to passengers located in the back seat in the event that the car is involved in a serious accident where it is hit from the rear. In a rear end accident the bucket seat may bend or collapse and may cause the backseat passenger to suffer serious or fatal injuries. The risk for injury is particularly high for children and shorter adults, which is why it is advised that smaller passengers in the rear seat sit behind an empty front seat.

Certain auto manufacturers have known for decades that some vehicle models that they produce are equipped with defective and hazardous bucket seats, yet they have done nothing to correct the situation or warn the public of this danger. If a vehicle occupant suffers from injuries as the result of a dangerous bucket seat, the auto maker is liable and must be held accountable. At GJEL, our Northern California auto product liability lawyers have the experience and skill to represent clients against even the largest companies and corporations.

We invite you to call 1-866-218-3776 to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at GJEL if you or a loved one has been injured. We provide free consultations, and we’re paid only when we win your claim. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.

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