Family sues Evenflo after crash leaves daughter severely injured

Family sues Evenflo over car seat guidelines

FAMILY SUES EVENFLO OVER SEAT GUIDELINES - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The family of a now 7-year-old child is suing the company Evenflo after they say their daughter wasn't fully protected from the booster seat in a crash.

Two years ago, the five year old and her family were going eastbound on Baymeadows, when an SUV turned left in front of them. The child was in the back seat, in one of Evenflo's Big Kid Booster Seats. Her family lawyer says she was ejected from that booster seat.

According to the crash report, the child suffered serious injuries. Her family lawyer says she has lasting injuries to her spine.
 
The lawsuit filed against Evenflo says the company claims the seat is safe to use with children weighing as little as 30 pounds. The lawyer says the company goes against the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the U-S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
We asked the lawyers representing Evenflo for a comment today at the Duval County Courthouse -- they said they didn't have a comment at the time. 
 
The trial is set to start in August 2017. 
 


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