Product Liability Accident Lawyers
Auto accidents are traumatic for everyone involved and faulty automotive products in your own vehicle can add to injuries suffered in an auto accident. Auto manufacturing defects are the cause of hundreds of traffic accidents, resulting in injury and death each year. Automotive recalls are continually being made on minor and major malfunctions on domestic and import cars.
In the event that a defective automobile product was the cause of an auto accident or bodily injuries, the manufacturer of the product can be held legally responsible and required to provide the victim with monetary compensation.
Some examples of defective or faulty automotive products are:
- Air bags
- Seat belts
- Car seats
- Door latch
- Fuel system
The different types of product liability are as follows:
- Faulty design of the product
- Defective manufacturing
- Defective marketing, including, improper labeling or instructions and lack of proper warnings on packaging
In August 2000, Firestone recalled as many as fourteen million defective tires, which were associated with auto accidents that caused many fatalities. The Ford Explorer was one of the main vehicles named in connection with these accidents because it came equipped with Firestone tires. The tread of these tires separates, which may lead to accidents and rollovers.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a traffic accident due to a defective automobile or defective automobile part, you should consult with an experienced product liability attorney or traffic accident lawyer.