Skilled Defective Vehicle Headrests Attorney in Texas and New Mexico
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our New Mexico and Texas defective headrests attorneys know that vehicle owners hardly consider the small safety details that most cars, trucks, and SUVs provide. Until they can cause more harm than good.
Currently, there are allegations that the defective Active Head Restraint (AHR) systems in Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and other Chrysler vehicles are doing just that.
Here is what vehicle owners need to know about headrests and their safety.
When is an AHR System Defective?
Active Head Restraint systems in Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and other Chrysler vehicles are designed to move forward during a crash to help prevent whiplash-related injuries to the drivers and passengers.
The issue with AHR headrests is that there are reports they are unexpectedly deploying — even if the vehicle has not been involved in a crash.
The impacted vehicles with AHR headrests include:
- 2010-2011 Dodge Nitro
- 2010-2012 Jeep Liberty
- 2010-2012 Dodge Caliber
- 2010-2017 Jeep Patriot or Compass
- 2010-2018 Dodge Journey
- 2010-2018 Dodge Caravan
- 2011-2018 Dodge Durango
- 2011-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
If you have been injured because of a deployed AHR, contact our skilled defective vehicle injury attorneys in Texas and New Mexico today to schedule a free consultation.
What Types of Injuries Are Being Reported from Defective Active Head Restraint Systems?
AHR systems are designed to be an added safety feature to reduce the rearward motion of the head in a rear-end crash. This decreases the chances of occupants sustaining head, neck, and spine injuries in vehicles containing the technology.
Instead, certain AHR technology is creating dangerous circumstances for drivers and their passengers throughout Texas and New Mexico.
When the headrests unexpectedly deploy — bursting open without warning — it presents a serious risk for the driver to become distracted or impaired by the action, which can lead to a severe accident that causes significant head, neck, and spine injuries to the vehicle’s occupants.
Active headrests systems may also fail to deploy in a collision, not fulfilling the safety requirements for which they were intended, which can lead to significant injuries or even death.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported over 500 complaints of defective AHR systems, which have led to over one hundred injuries.
Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Vehicle Headrests in Texas and New Mexico?
Liability for a defective headrest accident, injury, or fatality almost always lies with the vehicle’s manufacturer that owes a duty to consumers to equip their vehicles with adequate safety equipment.
In some cases, if the headrest manufacturer is different than the vehicle manufacturer, the previous company may be liable for our client’s damages.
Likewise, if the vehicle’s headrest assembly or installation is a third-party, the company charged with ensuring the safety of the headrest may also be held liable.
What Should I Do After a Defective Headrest Injury in Texas or New Mexico?
If your AHR System deployed even though you were not in an accident, or if it deployed during a collision, seek medical care right away for your injuries.
Since the headrest is designed to protect your head, neck, and spine, any injuries resulting from a deployment can lead to severe concussions, whiplash, or other significant injuries that can jeopardize your well-being should it go undiagnosed.
If you have been involved in a crash because of or injured by a defective headrest deployment in Texas or New Mexico, seek medical care right away and follow all your physician’s care requirements going forward.
Next, contact our skilled defective vehicle headrest attorneys in Texas and New Mexico to discuss how we can help you pursue the liable party for your full financial recovery.
How Can the Texas and New Mexico Defective Vehicle Headrest Attorneys at the Ruhmann Law Firm Help Build My Case?
Automakers and manufacturers have a duty to ensure defective products never enter the hands of consumers.
When they do and cause accidents, injuries, or fatalities, our skilled defective headrest lawyers in Texas and New Mexico will pursue the liable party using the strength of our law firm’s experience and the federal laws that protect consumers from these hazards.
When automakers overlook important safety details, placing profits over safety, they must be held liable for their actions.
We help injured clients pursue corporate giants for their negligence, so they can get the help they need to pursue the financial recovery they deserve.
That begins with providing free consultations to injury victims throughout Texas and New Mexico.
Next, we will:
- Route all communication with the manufacturer(s) and their insurance providers and legal teams through our offices, so our clients are no longer in touch with these intimidating parties.
- Examine our clients’ complete physical, emotional, and financial damages, so we can begin negotiating their recovery needs.
- Negotiate the best outcome for each of our clients, so they are not left paying for their injuries out of pocket.
With our dedicated defective headrest injury attorneys in Texas and New Mexico by your side, all you will have to do is focus on your well-being. We will handle the rest.
Contact Our Defective Vehicle Headrest Lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm Today
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by driver distraction or injury when an AHR system unexpectedly deployed, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Texas at (915) 845-4529, New Mexico at (505) 388-9500, or online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.
While our personal injury law firm’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, our staff will make special arrangements to meet with you after hours or on weekends at a location convenient for you and your family, if you cannot come to either of our office locations.
If you hire us to represent you in your defective vehicle headrest case, we will not bill you for any attorney’s fees unless you recover financial damages in a negotiated settlement or jury award. That is our promise to our clients, so they can focus on getting more from their cases.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you move forward with confidence.