Fatal Injuries or Head/Spine Injuries Caused by “Air Ride” Seat Defects
A defect that can lead to potentially serious injuries or fatalities has been identified in “air ride” seats. These seats, which are found in many Kenworth (aka PACCAR) tractors, have been linked to spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries after vehicle rollover accidents.
Many tractors fitted with air ride seats are made safer with the addition of the “RollTek” system. However, vehicles that are not sold with a RollTek system installed leave drivers and passengers at serious risk. When the tractor tips over, the seat cushion moves up and puts the occupant of the air seat in danger of impacting with the roof or door of the vehicle.
The issue is further compounded when the tractor’s seat belts have a certain amount of slack. This would be less of an issue if the cushion were unable to shift out of place. However, it does pose a risk to drivers in the event of a tractor tipping over – with or without an attached trailer – when combined with defective air ride seats.
Air Ride Seat Defects Lawsuit Lawyers
If you have been involved in a tractor trailer overturn accident, consulting with an air ride seat defects lawyer will help in determining whether you have a case. You might be in a position to seek compensation if a defective product contributed to your injuries. At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we represent clients with compassion and integrity.
Our focus is on ensuring you have the best representation available in Georgia throughout your lawsuit. Defective products can cause life-changing injuries that result in considerable medical expenses. As a direct result of the injuries that you have suffered, you may not be able to return to work after your accident. Without a regular income, paying for the treatment you need may not be possible.
Air ride seats in vehicles such as Kenworth (aka PACCAR) tractors may have played a significant role in your injuries. You have a right to pursue fair compensation for any costs associated with those injuries, including paying medical bills and replacing lost income.
Air Ride Accident Injuries
The types of injuries that are sustained in an air ride seat accident can be serious and even fatal. When occupants of the seat are thrown violently around the inside of a tractor cabin, the spinal cord and brain at are at risk of suffering significant damage. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries can greatly impact every aspect of health and well-being.
Gross motor skills such as walking, standing up or sitting down may be impacted by the injuries suffered in an air ride seat accident. Partial or full paralysis of limbs may also occur if there is significant damage to the brain or spinal cord. However, even injuries that cause severe pain and discomfort can result in the accumulation of major medical expenses after an accident.
As a result of injuries, you or your loved ones may experience a loss of consortium. If a defective air ride seat has contributed to the deprivation of normal familial relationships, you are also entitled to seek compensation for those losses. At Conley Griggs Partin LLP, we understand the impact of serious injuries on the lives of our clients. That is why we are committed to representing you with compassion and integrity throughout your lawsuit.
Reach out to the offices of Conley Griggs Partin LLP today if you have been injured in a tractor trailer accident involving an air ride seat. You will benefit from excellence in legal consultation to fully assess the strength of your case.