Goldblatt Singer - Experienced Injury Lawyers for Heated Car Seat Burns
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association is investigating the dangers of car seat heaters. Injuries are occurring in two situations. First, drivers and passengers have been burned by defective car seats that get so hot that the seat actually catches fire. Second, paraplegics, quadriplegics and others with sensory deprivation have been burned by seats that overheat to a lesser degree but still lack adequate safety mechanisms limiting temperature.
Importantly, the NHTSA has been receiving complaints about injuries from heated car seats since 2001, and the same car manufacturers seem to be responsible for the malfunctioning seat heaters.
Common Makes and Models of Cars with Defective Seat Heaters
- 1996, 1997 Volvo 850
- 1999 Rolls Royce Seraph and Rolls Royce Bentley Arnage
- 1999, 2001 Chrysler Town and Country Minivans
- 2003 Infiniti G35
- 2003, 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- 2004 BMW 5-Series
Holding Car Companies Accountable
Car companies that manufacture defective seats can be liable when an injury like this occurs. Examples of negligent behavior on their part can include:
- Not including a safety sensor to detect when a seat is overheating
- Deliberately promoting heated car seats to paraplegics and quadriplegics
- Not including warnings about the threat of overheating car seats in the owner's manual
The Injuries Can Be Costly
The procedures needed to treat burns can be expensive, and you’re often forced to take a leave of absence from work. When you combine these huge expenses and diminished income, it’s easy to imagine how a car seat burn can throw a family into a financial downward spiral.
Contact A Defective Product Attorney
Don’t let that scenario happen to you. If you’ve been burned by a heated car seat, contact one of our injury lawyers. Our firm has been helping people throughout the Midwest since 1949, and we’ll do everything we can to help you receive compensation for your injuries.