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Crashworthiness claims involve many factors. Our vehicle defect injury lawyers explain.
In general, vehicle defects can contribute to injuries in two ways. Some defects, such as issues with steering or brakes, make it more likely for an accident to happen in the first place. Others, such as defective seat belts and airbags, lead to more serious injuries when a crash does happen.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most common safety-related auto defects are:
- Steering components that suddenly break or fail.
- Problems with fuel system components, particularly if they are susceptible to damage, that can cause leaks or fires.
- Gas pedals that may break or stick, causing a loss of vehicle control.
- Wheels that crack or break, again causing the loss of vehicle control.
- Engine cooling fan blades that break unexpectedly, which can injure people working on the vehicle.
- Windshield wiper assemblies that fail to operate effectively, which can lead to reduced visibility.
- Seats or seat backs that fail unexpectedly during normal use, causing injury to drivers or passengers.
- Wiring problems that result in a fire or loss of lighting.
- Air bags that deploy when they are not supposed to, or deploy in an unsafe manner that causes injury.
- 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.
Injury cases involving defective vehicles fall under the legal area of product liability. In order to win a product liability lawsuit against an auto manufacturer, we need to show that the vehicle was improperly designed or poorly manufactured in a way that created a danger that led to your injuries, or that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn consumers of the danger.
When manufacturers' actions cause injuries, our attorneys hold them accountable
An accident involving a vehicle defect can lead to a complex and lengthy legal battle. Rarely will a manufacturer admit responsibility for your injuries. They may try to put the blame on someone else - you, or possibly another motorist. They may downplay the extent of your injuries or argue that you had a pre-existing condition.
That's why you need an experienced auto defect attorney on your side. That's why you need to contact us. The legal team at Pajcic & Pajcic will review documents, work with top experts to reconstruct your accident and find the critical evidence that proves your accident was caused by negligence on the part of the manufacturer. We have a proven track record of litigating these complex cases in both state and federal courts, and we'll explore every possible avenue of compensation - because ultimately, our goal is to make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Our car accident lawyers would be more than happy to review the facts of your case at no charge. Call 904-358-8881 or contact us online for your free consultation.