Automotive Defects Lawyer New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
Automotive defects are responsible for a large number of injuries and wrongful deaths on the road. When something goes wrong in a vehicle traveling at high speed down a crowded interstate, the results are often devastating. The failure to provide adequate occupant protection for people in foreseeable accidents is appalling. The failure by manufacturers to reduce the severity of injury in accidents that they know will occur by applying safety engineering, providing better crash protection and better quality control makes them especially tragic. When individuals in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey area are injured due to automotive defects, an experienced product liability lawyer at The Locks Law Firm can offer the legal expertise necessary to hold wrongdoers accountable.
Types of Automotive Defects
A wide range of automotive defects can affect drivers. The following are among the most common:
Substandard Crashworthiness: The failure of vehicle manufacturers to provide sufficient crash protection such as adequate roof strength, side door reinforcement, pre-tensioning seatbelts with shoulder belts in all seats, functioning airbags, and rollover protection may give rise to a crashworthiness case if the injuries of an occupant of a car or truck could have been prevented or minimized by the use of these reasonable safety measures. Your lawyer can pursue product liability litigation whenever such an enhanced injury occurs.
Child restraint defects: When child restraints fail, the results can be tragic. Poorly designed or manufactured child restraints are among the most devastating automotive defects a product liability lawyer can handle.
Tire failures: A tire failure at high speed may cause a car to run off the road, roll, or crash into another vehicle. Tires fail for various reasons that usually involve poor design or inadequate quality control. If you are injured by a tire failure, be sure to preserve the tire so that it can be analyzed by an expert retained by your lawyer to do so.
Seatbelt defects: A problem with a seatbelt may not manifest to the owner of an automobile until a crash occurs, at which point any defects can contribute to serious, even deadly results. It is critical to preserve the car or truck if you believe that a defective seat belt or any other automotive defect caused or contributed to the severity of your injury, because it is important for experts retained by your lawyer to have the opportunity to examine and evaluate the potentially defective product.
Defective Airbags: Airbags are very important safety devices, but improperly designed, or malfunctioning airbags can cause spinal cord injuries, brain injury, and more.
Seat Backs: In rear impacts, the seat back is supposed to act as a restraint because the seatbelt offers little protection. Many seat backs are designed so that the occupant "ramps up" the seat back while it collapses. This can cause spinal cord injuries, brain injury or even death.
Catastrophic injuries from a defective product are invariably costly, both personally and financially. However, victims and their families in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey areas never need to face the effects of automotive defects and other types of product liability alone. With a lawyer from The Locks Law Firm assisting them, victims can obtain full financial compensation for their injuries or those of loved ones.
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If you have been injured due to an automotive defect, you need a legal expert you can trust. Contact The Locks Law Firm for a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Cherry Hill, New Jersey area automotive defect and product liability lawyer who can help you seek compensation.
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