When a vehicle is manufactured and then released to the public for purchase, it is assumed that it was assembled and designed with care. Regardless of where the vehicle is made, auto manufacturers have a duty to ensure the safety of their vehicles. However, due to the competitive nature of the auto industry, some manufacturers rush during this process and even cut corners to save time. Car accidents happen every single day and we oftentimes assume the driver or another party is at-fault for the crash. While less common than crashes caused by distraction or impairment, we have seen an increasing number of car accidents take place due to defective motor vehicle parts. Unfortunately, very few car accident victims know the right way that a product defect played a role in their accident.
Whether due to a problem with the air bags, brake system, steering wheel, or engine itself, there are a wide range of issues that can lead to a car accident. Many people assume that the collision itself caused their injuries, but this is not always the case. Vehicle defects can turn a seemingly minor car accident into a deadly one, or they can even be the cause of an accident themselves. Here at Rad Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers understand how shocking it can be to learn that your car accident was not the fault of another driver, but the manufacturers of your vehicle. Due to the complicated nature of these types of cases, it is imperative that you have a personal injury attorney from our law firm by your side. We will work hard to represent you and ensure that the party responsible for the vehicle defect is held responsible.
Common Types of Vehicle Defects
It is important to note that vehicle defect cases can include claims involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and vans. In order to prove that a vehicle manufacturer or seller is liable for the defective product, you actually do not need to show that they are negligent, as you do with most other personal injury claims. Some of the most common types of auto defects that we have seen include the following:
- Brake failure
- Faulty air bags
- Seat belt failure
- Defective tires
- Fuel system malfunctions
- Collapsed roof
- Passenger ejection due to a defect with the latch
- Defects with the body and frame
- Cooling and temperature control system problem
- Issues with the electrical system
- Improper engine assembly
These are just a handful of the most common vehicle defects. If you sustained injures or were involved in an accident that occurred because of a defective part or due to a problem with the manufacturer of your vehicle, contact a personal injury attorney from Rad Law Firm today. In most cases, defective vehicle cases fall under ‘strict liability’, which, as mentioned above, does not require you to establish negligence. To learn more about what you will need in order to file a defective vehicle case under strict liability, contact our law firm today.