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Auto Accidents and Defective Products

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on October 26, 2013

Auto Accidents and Defective ProductsAuto accident cases need to be taken very seriously given just how serious they may be. The victims of these accidents may have their lives changed for a lifetime. This is not hyperbole either. Time and time again, our personal injury lawyers meet with clients who are fundamentally changed after they've been involved in such collisions, which is why we work so hard to ensure that their side is heard in a court of law.

Right now, our legal team would like to focus on the nature of auto accidents caused by vehicle defects or problems with auto parts. These kinds of accidents are especially tragic in that they are not caused by other motorists per se but rather the negligence of businesses.

What is a product liability lawsuit?

Let's define some terms to begin.

A product liability lawsuit refers to legal cases in which a product designer, manufacturer, or distributor has created faulty goods. These products do not function as they should, resulting in injury or exacerbating injuries. These lawsuits will punish companies for negligence while also seeking to reform the way they and companies like them run their businesses in the future.

Why are product liability lawsuits crucial when it comes to motor vehicles?

Motor vehicles are a part of our daily lives, even if we're bicyclists or pedestrians. We expect them to function properly from a purely mechanical standpoint. When they fail to work properly, it puts everyone on the road or near the road at risk. We need to hold the companies responsible for their poor choices.

Product Liability and Defective Motor Vehicle Design

One aspect of product liability related to auto accidents involves the design of vehicles. Sometimes cars, trucks, and other kinds of vehicles have fundamental flaws in the way they are made, leading to rollover accidents, poor crumple zones, and increased risk of fires following a collision. All of these can result in more serious injuries than should occur. Our product liability attorneys will note the design flaws of various vehicles and hold the auto manufacturer accountable for this kind of negligence.

Product Liability and Defect Auto Parts / Components

Sometimes it's not the vehicle itself that is defective but certain parts in the vehicle that are defective instead. This could be anything, from the brake pads to the airbags to the seat belts to tires or even the door locks. Failure of these kinds of components could result in serious injuries.

For instance, airbag delays can mean the difference between relatively minor injuries and serious contusions, lacerations, and trauma. Problems with the brakes can mean major problems with stopping time. If tires are poorly made, blow outs can cause drivers to lose control. You can see why these are also serious matters to consider.

How Our Lawyers Can Help

Auto manufacturers and parts companies tend to have strong legal teams on their side to represent their interests. Rather than going it on your own, our team will fight tenaciously for your right to ensure that you receive just compensation for injuries, losses, and other instances of hardship. Our team is here for you to make sure you pull through.

Learn More About Auto Accident Litigation

If you would like more information about auto accident cases and/or product liability litigation, do not hesitate to consult our legal experts. Contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today so that you can take control of your case and seek justice and just compensation.

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