Did you know that auto manufacturers design their front seats to fail upon a rear-end collision. It’s true. What happens is that when a vehicle is hit from behind at a high rate of speed the front bucket seats are likely to break and recline back very fast, sometimes causing the person in the front seat to slip out of the seat – towards the back seat. Their head will sometimes hit the back of the back seat so hard that the person will break their neck and will sustain life long injuries or death.
If someone is sitting in the back seat when this occurs, the person in the back seat, which is often times a child, can be severely injured or killed from the impact of the head of the person from the front seat. When a seat back failure occurs there can be a claim against the auto manufacturer, regardless of whether they meant to design the seat to collapse.