When you buy a car, you should expect it to work properly. Unfortunately, there have been many cases where they have been the source of injuries and accidents due to improperly designed seat belts, tires blowouts, and vehicles that roll over due to poor foundation design. Defects in cars or car parts may occur at the design stage or the manufacturing phase, or both. Some of the most common problems with cars and car parts include defective tires, air bags, seat belts, malfunctioning accelerators or brakes, inadequate roofs, etc.
Product liability claims can take the form of a single lawsuit. A car defect lawyer at Parvey & Cavenago will investigate your claim and determine whether an automobile product liability lawsuit is appropriate. If enough consumers have been harmed by the defective car or car component, a class action or mass tort action may be available. The law mandates car makers and manufacturers of car parts and products to ensure their products are reasonably safe for consumers. The law also requires manufacturers to recall products that have dangerous designs or defects. Defects are sometimes the result of companies trying to save money or increase manufacturing speed.
Several examples of possible auto defects claims causing serious injuries:
- Defective airbags
- Car’s crashworthiness
- Seatbelt failure
- Faulty ignition
- Electrical system failure
- Brake defects
- Sudden acceleration
- Defective tires
- Weak glass
- Fire caused by defective fuel line/gas tank
- Dangerous child safety seats
- Gas pedals that become stuck
- Defective or dangerous car body and frame
- Faulty steering system
- Leaky tire stem valves
- Dangerous carbon monoxide emissions
You should feel safe and sound in your car. If you have any doubts in your mind, or have experienced an accident due to any type of car defect, get in touch with Parvey & Cavenago today. We care about your safety.