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Car Seatback Collapse Attorneys

We Serve the Victims of Car Seatback Failure Nationwide

The front seats in most passenger vehicles will collapse backward during relatively modest rear impacts. This can result in their occupants being thrust into the backseat or ejected from the vehicle altogether. These accidents can cause serious head and spinal injuries.

Seatback failure can also lead to a complete loss of control, making a moderate accident more severe or causing additional collisions. No matter the role of seatback collapse in your accident and injury, you deserve the chance to file for compensation. The Gilbert Law Group® has been involved in litigating car accidents involving seatback collapse for several years. We've represented clients in Colorado and across the nation.

What Causes Seatback Failures?

Seatback failures are typically attributed to poor design and substandard installation. Automakers often use materials that do not properly support the weight of passengers and can cause deformity in the seat frames. Given the fact that being involved in a collision is a reasonably foreseeable outcome for any auto, seats should hold their shape and form even when high forces are in play.

Seatback Defect

Automakers defend seatback collapse cases, in part, by claiming a collapsing or “yielding” seatback assists occupants in riding down a collision. This claim lacks medical and engineering support and is further undermined by the introduction of stronger seatback designs in newer vehicles, including the “catcher’s mitt” seat design recently introduced by General Motors. When we work with you, our attorneys will prepare for defenses like these to increase your chance of winning a settlement or prevailing in a trial.

Defective Seatback

Contact us at (888) 711-5947 to begin your case with a free consultation. Our attorneys are ready to help seatback collapse injury victims across the U.S.


Why The Gilbert Law Group® Is the Right Choice
  • Leaders in Product Liability

    We’ve taken on big corporations like Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and other automakers to protect the rights of injured consumers.

  • Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm
    Our Firm is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and a recipient of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.
  • Making the World Safer

    After being challenged by our lawyers, major companies have pulled defective products off the market.

  • Engineering Team on Staff

    The Gilbert Law Group® is the only firm in the U.S. to have an in-house engineering team to assess and explain product defects.

  • Over One Billion Dollars Recovered
    Since 1969, we have fought aggressively for our clients, never turning away from even the most formidable opponents.
A Legal Team That Won't Back Down  

When you are facing complex legal issues and high-profile defendants, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight these battles. Our team has taken on some of our nation’s biggest corporations and, with the help of our network of professional consultants and our skilled in-house engineering team, can help jurors make sense of highly technical evidence.

Over One Billion Dollars Recovered

Helping Families Secure the Compensation They Deserve
  • Record Trial Court Verdict - Products Case $52,000,000
  • Truck Burn Injury $51,100,000
  • Record Trial Verdict - Rear-end Collision $43,200,000

    Woman injured by seat back collapse.

  • Jury Verdict Brain Damage Case $35,000,000
  • Heavy Truck Fire Case $29,500,000
  • Bad Faith Insurance - Head On Auto Collision $17.8 Million
  • Record Jury Verdict - Seat Belt Failure $17,500,000
  • Auto Accident $9,500,000
  • Fatal Car Accident $9,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $8,400,000

Discuss Your Injuries with Proven Advocates

At The Gilbert Law Group®, we have successfully litigated against automaker giants including Ford, GM, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and more. Our auto defect lawyers have a record of success in seatback failure lawsuits. With our in-house engineering team, we can produce an in-depth and thorough analysis of any case in a timely manner. This helps us to resolve claims quickly and effectively for our clients.

Have our auto product liability attorneys evaluate your claim and provide you with an assessment of where your case stands and what you can expect.


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