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Jacksonville Auto Defect Attorneys Pajcic and Pajcic can help victims hurt by defective automobiles.

Cars are safer today than in the 1970s when The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic began representing accident victims. Improvements in safety occurred due in large part to product liability lawsuits brought by injured people — people just like you. Still, too many defects, such as faulty seatbelts, defective tires and vehicles that aren’t crashworthy, cause serious injuries and deaths.

A properly restrained occupant in a sufficiently safe vehicle should be able to survive almost any crash. Largely because of product liability lawsuits, cars today are much safer than in the past, but too many still have defects that can maim and kill. Millions of defective vehicles remain on America’s roadways, capable of causing death and severe injuries to unsuspecting consumers in otherwise survivable accidents.

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Cars are safer today than in the 1970s when The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic began representing accident victims in Jacksonville, FL. Improvements in safety occurred due in large part to product liability lawsuits brought by injured people — people just like you. Still, too many defects, such as faulty seatbelts, defective tires and vehicles that aren’t crashworthy, cause serious injuries and deaths.

A properly restrained occupant in a sufficiently safe vehicle should be able to survive almost any crash. Largely because of product liability lawsuits, cars today are much safer than in the past, but too many still have defects that can maim and kill. Millions of defective vehicles remain on America’s roadways, capable of causing death and severe injuries to unsuspecting consumers in otherwise survivable accidents.

In hundreds of cases The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has recovered over a hundred million dollars for its clients from a number of different car and tire companies for a variety of safety defects. Call us now or submit an online contact form for a free, no-obligation claim review.

Auto Defects and Federal Standards

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards set minimum requirements for the performance of auto parts that affect vehicle safety (tires, brakes and lights, for example) or that protect vehicle occupants in a crash (seatbelts, child restraints, air bags, energy-absorbing steering columns and motorcycle helmets, for example). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled hundreds of millions of cars and auto parts because of safety-related defects.

NHTSA’s authority to order recalls of automobiles or auto parts comes from the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. Manufacturers can also voluntarily recall cars and equipment with defects or safety problems.

NHTSA says its recalls over nearly 50 years have included:

  • 390 million cars, trucks, motorcycles and mopeds, recreational vehicles (RVs) and buses.
  • 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment.
  • 46 million tires.
  • 42 million child safety seats.

NHTSA cites the following examples of auto defects that are considered safety-related:

  • Steering components that break suddenly, causing partial or complete loss of vehicle control.
  • Problems with fuel system components, particularly in their susceptibility to crash damage, that result in fuel leaks and possibly cause vehicle fires.
  • Gas pedals that may break or stick.
  • Wheels that crack or break, resulting in the loss of vehicle control.
  • Engine cooling fan blades that break unexpectedly, causing injury to persons working on a vehicle.
  • Windshield wiper assemblies that fail to operate properly.
  • Seats or seat backs that fail unexpectedly during normal use.
  • Wiring problems that result in a fire or loss of lighting.
  • Car ramps or jacks that collapse and injure someone working on a vehicle.
  • Air bags that deploy when they are not supposed to.
  • Child safety seats that contain defective safety belts, buckles or components that create a risk of injury.
  • Critical vehicle components (such as tires) that break, fall apart or separate from the vehicle, causing potential loss of vehicle control or injury to persons inside or outside the vehicle.

Auto Defects and Product Liability Claims

Companies that manufacture or distribute vehicles and auto parts are legally obligated to ensure their products are reasonably safe or to adequately warn consumers of the risk they assume by using them. When they sell products that are not safe and fail to warn the public, manufacturers may be held liable for the harm their products cause.

A product liability lawsuit can help a person who has been injured or the family of a person who has been killed because of an auto defect obtain money to assist with recovery now and in the future. An auto defect claim may also compensate victims for their pain and suffering.

Developing a product liability lawsuit over an automotive defect is an extremely complex and detailed undertaking requiring time and money to research documents, reconstruct accidents and pitting the victim’s lawyers against some of America’s most powerful corporations. But experienced auto defect attorneys like those at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic have the appropriate skills,  and resources necessary to fully investigate and identify the responsible parties in a crash caused by a defective product. Most importantly, The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has a proven track record of litigating these complex cases on behalf of injured victims against manufacturers in both federal and state courts.

The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic lawyers have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts in cases involving almost every major U.S. car manufacturer, including Ford, Chrysler and GM, and from such tire companies as Firestone, Michelin and Uniroyal.

Get Help from a Jacksonville Auto Defects Lawyer

The Jacksonville Car Accident Lawyers at The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic can review the facts of your case for no charge. If we can help you, we will do so on a contingency fee basis, meaning there will be no attorney’s fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you. Each case is unique, but we are committed to delivering outstanding personalized service to each of our clients.

Service. Experience. Results. You can count on The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic.

Contact The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic now by phone or through our online contact form to discuss your case at no cost to you.

Sources:

  • NHTSA – Motor Vehicle Defects and Safety Recalls: What Every Vehicle Owner Should Know
  • NHTSA – Rollover