Motor Vehicle Defect Accidents
Today, our vehicles are equipped with more safety features than ever before. This has meant a gradual decline in the number of deaths from motor vehicle accidents over the past several decades. However, despite the advances in technology, cars continue to be sold with design and manufacturing defects.
If you are involved in a serious accident, its important to contact a product liability attorney as quickly as possible, because a vehicle defect may have either contributed to the accident or increased the likelihood of serious injuries or death. In many situations, the vehicle defect is not identified. A skilled product liability attorney can be an advocate during the investigation process to help determine the cause of the accident.
Under the concept of product liability, an automobile manufacturer may be held liable for injuries or property damage caused by a motor vehicle defect. Some examples of those defects include SUVs and trucks that are prone to rolling over, 15-passenger vans, tire failures, roof collapses, unintended acceleration, unexpected airbag deployment, failure of airbags to deploy, door latches, seat back failures, seat belt and harness system failures, and more.
Across the country, more than 300 million vehicles have been recalled more than one vehicle for each person in the country. Many of these recalls are due to problems with safety features, either because the safety features arent functioning properly, or because they werent designed correctly to begin with.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a defective vehicle, its important to contact an experienced attorney. If you are in California, call Orange County product liability attorney Don Sjaarda, at 714-963-8216. He has the necessary experience and resources to determine whether the cause of your accident was a defective vehicle, or whether another cause is to blame. Call today to learn more.
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