Chrysler Minivan Seat Back Failure Lawsuit Injury Lawyer
Many people who own Chrysler minivans purchased these vehicles as safe transportation for their families. With plenty of room and a safe design, minivans are considered a quintessential family vehicle. However, when a seat back failure occurs due to poor or weak design, the Chrysler minivan can become unsafe for drivers and other passengers in the vehicle.
Weak seat backs in minivans can fail in crash scenarios, especially when it is a rear-end crash. The impact from behind can snap the seat backs of the driver and front seat passenger, throwing them backward. This quick movement can have a whiplash effect. Many people have experienced spinal injuries when a seat back failure occurs, which can be very serious and even fatal.
Poor Safety Standards for Seat Backs
Weak seat backs are a common problem throughout the industry, affecting many makes and models, including Chrysler minivans. One of the issues is a low standard for safety of seat backs. The standard was set in 1967 and is very outdated. Almost any seat back can meet the minimal standard set over fifty years prior, yet still be dangerous in a rear end crash. If the seat flies backward, the driver and front seat passenger can be hurt, and the driver can also lose control of the vehicle. If there are passengers in the back seat, they can also be harmed when the front seats collapse and impacts them during a crash.
If you have been seriously injured during a crash involving a Chrysler minivan with seat back failure, contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP. We offer a free consultation to discuss your complaint and will give you legal advice on how to proceed. If we agree to handle your complaint, we do not require any payment up front. We are only paid when and if we recover funds in your claim.