The family believes that the company markets a booster seat that didn’t properly protect their daughter in a 2014 crash that left her with lifelong injuries.
An attorney told Action News Jax that the company should help pay medical bills as well as for the care that the girl will need for years because of injuries she suffered in the crash.
The 5-year-old girl suffered a permanent spinal injury two years ago in a crash on Jacksonville’s Southside.
The driver who turned in front of the family was cited for the crash. The family is also suing the driver, and asking for a jury trial.
The lawsuit said Evenflo routinely markets booster seats for children who are not yet big enough to use them, and the seats in which the girl was sitting should have had a five-point harness.
The family said the child was properly restrained in her booster seat. The family’s attorney Adam Langino, said the girl was ejected from her seat.