Auto Defects – Defective Auto Cases
A car accident can be devastating enough, but when a defective part on your car or truck causes the accident or is a contributing factor to more serious injuries, the effects can be disastrous. When you’ve been injured in a car accident, proving that a defective auto led to any serious injury is often difficult and you’ll need the help of a skilled lawyer to handle your case. Mark S. Rosenberg has that experience handling car accidents involving auto defects. Contact us today 610.228.4265 or 215-874-0679 to learn how we can assist you with your lawsuit.
Types of Auto Defects:
The following auto defects are known to have caused serious injury in car accidents:
- All terrain vehicles (ATVs) that are prone to rolling over
- Brakes that fail
- Cars sold with tires that are prone to blowouts
- Cruise control switches that cause vehicle fires
- Defective air bags
- Failure to deploy at the point of impact during an accident, often due to improper installation
- Deploying without sufficient cause, either due to a small impact or no apparent impact at all
- Release of toxic chemicals on deployment due to improper filtration of the gas inside the air bag. This can often result in burns to the face and neck
- Defective door latches – faulty door latches can cause the doors of your vehicle to fly open in an accident, ejecting the passengers and/or driver.
- Defective tires – the most recent example of defective tires causing auto accidents is the Bridgestone / Firestone tires that were prone to tread separation,leading to vehicle rollovers and serious accidents
- Defective seat backs – seat backs have been known to collapse in an auto accident, causing serious injury to both front and rear seat occupants
- Defective seat belts – seat belts that unlock during a crash or do not properly restrain the occupant because of faulty design leading to serious injuries
- Faulty ignition – this type of defect causes the vehicle to stall while in motion Gas pedals that stick
- Gas tanks that easily ignite
- Motorcycles that “wobble” when driven at high speeds
- Roof crush – this refers to a vehicle’s roof not protecting the occupants in a rollover type accident.
- SUVs that are prone to rolling over
- Tire stem valves that leak.
If you believe that a defect in your auto may have led to your injury or that of a loved one, contact the law firm of Mark S Rosenberg for a free consultation.
Auto defects are often the subject of product liability lawsuits. In an auto defects case the manufacturer of the defective car part can be held liable for your injuries. Each year, millions of automobiles are recalled due to safety issues and defects. When a car is recalled, the manufacturer is legally obligated to attempt to notify you of the recall and to fix the problem or defect at no cost to you. Most recalls last as long as the product exists, however for tire recalls, the repairs must be made within a specific period of time, (usually 60 days).
Proving that a manufacturer was negligent can be daunting, so you’ll need to hire attorneys with experience in defective auto cases. Mark S Rosenberg stands ready to help you with your lawsuit. Contact us today!