Skilled Defective Vehicle Reclining Seats Attorney in Texas and New Mexico
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At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys in Texas and New Mexico know how easy it is to lay back and enjoy the ride when someone else is driving.
Unfortunately, in many vehicles, reclining your seat can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities if the car, truck, or SUV is involved in a traffic collision or when the mechanism fails.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed by a defective reclining seat, our skilled personal injury lawyers want to help you hold the liable party accountable for your complete damages.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue a claim against the vehicle’s manufacturer, dealership, mechanics, parts provider, or another third party.
You do not have to face these large corporations, their insurance providers, or legal teams on your own. We can help pursue results, so you and your family can pursue the justice you deserve for their vehicle’s defects.
How Are Vehicle Passengers Injured When Using a Defective Reclining Seat?
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our defective vehicle lawyers in New Mexico and Texas know that the reclining mechanism in cars, trucks, or SUVs has an important safety function for drivers and passengers.
Reclining seats provide comfort for drivers and passengers of different heights and weights to access all the vehicle’s safety functions, including window clearance and a clear view of all mirrors.
When the reclining mechanism is defective, it can fail while the vehicle is in use, causing the driver to fall backward into a laying position, which can cause them to lose control of the vehicle.
Alternatively, if the driver is involved in an accident, the three-point restraint system used with seatbelt and airbag designs will not work when the reclining seat components are defective, resulting in the body sliding under the restraint – rendering the vehicles safety features useless.
This often leads to the seatbelt placing pressure on the neck, which can cause a broken neck, paralysis, or even death.
The vehicle’s occupants may also slide under the seatbelt and collide with the interior of the vehicle or be ejected, which can lead to life-changing injuries and sudden fatalities.
If you or a passenger were injured because of a defective reclining seat in your vehicle, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in New Mexico and Texas today to learn how we can help you hold the liable party accountable for your full financial recovery.
Who Can Be Held Liable When a Vehicle’s Reclining Seat Causes Injuries or Death?
Like most vehicle defects, the hazards are often due to design defects, poor manufacturing, ineffectual materials, or a combination of each.
That means the vehicle manufacturer, material provider, parts suppliers, or another third party can be held liable for our client’s full financial recovery.
When any one of these parties has knowledge that there may be a defective issue with their vehicle, they have a duty to issue a recall and repair the vehicle.
This will help keep not only the vehicle’s owners safe, but also their passengers and other motorists on our roadways.
Keep in mind, vehicle manufacturers are not going to be excited about recalling thousands — or potentially tens of thousands — of vehicles and footing their bill for their repairs. They will also do the math on which legal action is best for their bottom lines.
That means assessing the costs of recalling the vehicles and fixing the defect or paying for the fewer number of personal injury or wrongful death claims that result.
This is where we come in.
When vehicle manufacturers choose not to disclose information about potentially hazardous defects, they are knowingly putting their customers at risk. Our skilled vehicle defect reclining seat lawyers in Texas and New Mexico will pursue the liable parties and hold them responsible for the losses our clients have suffered, so justice is served.
What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue After a Defective Reclining Seat Injury?
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our defective vehicle reclining seat lawyers in Texas and New Mexico outlines each of our client’s cases based on their unique recovery needs.
No two personal injury claims are alike, so it is important to understand how our client’s injuries, or the loss of their loved ones has impacted their day-to-day activities and overall quality of life.
Once we determine each of those factors, we may pursue the following potential compensation on your behalf:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- The negative impact on the quality of life
- Punitive damages to punish the manufacturer
- Wrongful death compensation
At the Ruhmann Law Firm, our skilled personal injury lawyers in New Mexico and Texas create customized legal strategies that allow our clients to pursue the manufacturer or another third party for their full financial recovery. Contact us today to learn how we can help you do the same.
Contact Our Defective Vehicle Reclining Seats Lawyers at the Ruhmann Law Firm Today
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by driver distraction or injury when one or more defective reclining seats failed, 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 reclining seat 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.