Often the ability of an occupant to walk away from a serious rear-end accident depends on how well that occupant’s and seatback performed in the crash.
If the seatback fails in a rear-end accident it not only exposes the person in that seat to injury, but can lead to significant injuries for the persons or children seated in the rear.
While there is significant debate within the automotive industry about the best design for seatbacks to prevent injuries, there is consensus that seatbacks should not fail uncontrollably rearward.
The role of seat backs
Consumers are constantly reminded of the importance of wearing seatbelts to prevent injuries in frontal accident. However, in a rear-end accident it is the seatback that is critical to prevent injuries. Therefore, it is critical that the seatback be designed with sufficient structural integrity to keep occupants safely in place.
If poor design choices are made, or safer alternative designs ignored, significant injuries can result.
As Seatback Failure attorneys we can help
If you suspect seatback failure to be the cause of a serious injury or death, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. As seatback failure lawyers we have extensive experience in litigating accidents involving seatback failures, and stand ready to bring our knowledge and expertise to bear for consumers injured by a seatback failure.