Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for selling safe cars, which should be equipped with designs to prevent accidents (e.g., braking system, anti-skid control, etc.) and/or technology to provide safety to occupants during foreseeable accidents (seatbelts, side curtain airbags, sufficiently strong roof structure). Despite government regulations requiring a minimal level of safety standards as to some components, many vehicle manufacturers fail to equip their vehicles with adequate safety designs. Consequently, in many motor vehicle accidents, the failure the of the vehicle's safety equipment causes injury to occupants that would not have otherwise happened with appropriate safety equipment.
Examples include seatback failures, rollover roof crush injuries, seatbelt failures, tire detreads resulting in loss of control or rollover, gas tank fires, child car seats, failing brake systems, sticking cruise control systems, inadvertent acceleration, motor home defects, motorcycles failures, motorcycle helmet failures, 15 passenger van rollovers and/or injuries from defective seatbelts, among many others.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one because of a potential defective safety condition in a vehicle collision or wreck, or as a result of some other defective or dangerous condition of another consumer product, please call us for a free consultation and immediate investigation into the condition of the product.