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South Carolina Booster Seat Lawsuit FAQ

Parents everywhere are concerned about which booster seat is the safest due to recent lawsuits against popular brands. Learn more now.

At Christian & Christian Law, we know that your child’s safety is the most important thing while driving the roads of Greer and Spartanburg SC. Unfortunately, parents everywhere are concerned about which booster seat is the safest due to recent lawsuits against popular brands such as Evenflo. Booster seat manufacturers everywhere claim to do crash testing to ensure child safety, but may mark your booster seat as ‘crash tested’ without a passing grade. In a recent article by Pro Republica, the Evenflo booster seat was said to be ‘side impact tested,’ yet children across the country have experienced personal injuries from flawed production. If you are a parent or guardian and your child has been injured in a car collision from a misleading booster seat rating, please read on below so we can answer your questions about booster seat safety legal action.

What is the Evenflo Big Kid Booster Seat Lawsuit

The Evenflo lawsuit is a class-action lawsuit filed by a California father due to misleading claims on safety and proper weight, which puts children in danger during car accidents. Adults across the country have followed course after multiple children were severely injured while strapped into an Evenflo booster seat.

What is the Difference Between a Car Seat and a Booster Seat?

The main difference between a car seat and a booster seat are the points of contact. A harnessed car seat has five points of contact on the hips, shoulders, and between the child’s legs to protect a child from drastic movement during a car crash. A booster seat still elevates the child from the seat, however, it typically only has one harnessed strap that comes across the chest into a seat buckle.

Why Use a Booster Seat Versus a Car Seat?

A booster seat gives a child more freedom than a car seat and allows them to wriggle around or lean side to side. Because of this, most guardians keep a child in a regular car seat until they reach 40 pounds.

When Should I Switch My Child to a Booster Seat from a Car Seat?

Most institutions would recommend keeping a child in a car seat until they reach 40 pounds. This gives them more weight and stability to take impact if they were ever in a car accident.

Why Are EvenFlo Big Kid Booster Seats Bad?

It is up to you to make a final judgment on the Evenflo Big Kid Booster Seat, however, legal action has been taken against Evenflo because of their misleading advertising that a child can safely ride in the Big Kid booster seat if they are under 40 pounds.

What Are the Best Booster Seats Today?

In a recent article by Experienced Mommy, some of the top-rated booster seats of 2021 are the Chicco KidFit, Britax Midpoint, Peg Perego Shuttle, Graco, MiFold and the Evenflo Harnessed booster seat. While it’s up to the parent or legal guardian to choose the best seat for their child, please read all safety labels and consider the child’s maturity and weight before upgrading them from a five point car seat to a booster seat.

How Much Money Can I Get for a Booster Seat Lawsuit?

The injuries and case details will determine the amount of money you could get for a booster seat lawsuit. At Christian & Christian Law, we fight for the highest settlement amount possible for all of our clients and we don’t get paid until you do. If your child has been injured in any booster seat, regardless of brand , please reach out to our team for a free consultation.