Seat Design

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:35 by admin
The design of automobile seats is an important aspect contributing to car safety. Some automobile manufacturers have developed seating systems that actually aggravate injuries suffered in car accidents, rather than help prevent such injuries. One of the primary objectives of seat designers should be to develop a seat back that does not collapse upon impact. Well-designed seat backs should maintain their integrity, thereby securing the occupant in an upright position. When a seat back collapses, the occupant may be ejected from the car or otherwise harmed. Additionally, a compromised seat back may hamper the occupant's escape from the vehicle after impact. Such a delay can be especially dangerous in the event of a fuel spill and subsequent fire.

In addition to seat back failure, defective headrest designs also contribute to auto injuries and deaths. Headrests that can be removed or lowered below the neck allow the occupant's head to snap violently over the back of the seat. Engineers for the major carmakers have recognized the vital importance of proper seat and headrest design. However, many manufacturers continue to produce outdated and flawed seats and headrests.

If you have been injured because of a faulty seat component, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. 2000 Lincoln LS Back Seat Latch
  2. Automobiles & Other Vehicles
  3. Reclining Seats
  4. Broken Bones: Overview
  5. Dislocation: Overview
  6. Head & Brain Injury
  7. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  8. Spinal Cord Injury
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