Representing Defective Vehicle Accident Victims
A defective vehicle can turn what would be a minor car accident into a fatal one or leave a person with serious injuries that could have been prevented. Defective vehicles are responsible for more auto accident injuries and deaths than most people realize. Every year, thousands of car models are recalled by manufacturers because of a wide range of safety hazards. From Takata airbag issues to GM ignition switch recalls, these issues can affect all types of vehicles. In other cases, people let their vehicles fall into a state of disrepair, making them very dangerous to others on the road.
If you have been seriously hurt in a car accident and believe a vehicle defect may have contributed to your injuries, call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Ridgefield auto accident lawyers.
Common Vehicle Defects
A vehicle can be defective due to a design flaw, a faulty component, or an oversight during the manufacturing process. In other situations, it may be defective because certain repairs were not made. Faulty components commonly cause a vehicle to unexpectedly fail or act up. This can often result in the driving losing control, leading to a serious accident.
Some of the most common vehicle defects include:
- Airbag failure
- Brake failure
- Defective tires
- Fuel system malfunctions
- Faulty brake lights or headlights
- Seatbelt failure
- Door latch failure
- Bald tires
Liability in Defective Vehicle Cases
Most personal injury cases require you to prove that the other party was negligent. In other words, you must show why the other party is responsible for your losses. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a defective vehicle, or if you believe a vehicle defect contributed to your injuries in an auto accident, you will need to be able to demonstrate this. That is where our defective product lawyers in Ridgefield come in. We can help you review your options and build a strong case on your behalf.