Not all car accidents are caused by driver error. Sometimes a defective vehicle is to blame. Vehicles that were not properly maintained or not properly designed, manufactured and tested before being sold to consumers can cause serious injury when they malfunction.
Common vehicle defects that can cause personal injury include:
- Improperly designed or installed brakes
- Faulty tires
- Unreliable acceleration systems
- Airbags that fail to deploy
- Exploding fuel tanks
Injuries caused by defective vehicles can be especially harmful if the equipment you were relying on to protect you in a crash, such as the air bags or seat belt, malfunctioned. Some manufactures will recall a car model for major design flaws, but they may only issue a general advisory notice that tells the consumer to see a dealership to have a known problem corrected.
If you suspect a defective vehicle was involved in your car accident, you should meet with our experienced car accident attorneys to evaluate your claim and determine if you have a cause of action against a vehicle manufacturer.
If you have been injured in an accident and need to speak with a car accident attorney in West Palm Beach, Miami, or Ft. Lauderdale, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule your free consultation.