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An accident can be caused by a defective or unsafe vehicle even though both drivers involved in the accident were obeying traffic laws. Some of the most common car issues that can cause accidents include fuel system defects, defective tires, acceleration problems or engine fires. In order to receive help in assigning liability to a manufacturer or distributor, you should hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
If you were involved in a traffic accident despite the fact that both you and the other driver were following all traffic regulations, there is a good chance one of the vehicles was defective or unsafe. The high number of automobiles being recalled each year reveals that design or manufacture defects are not rare. Some of the most common manufacturing defects that are likely to result in traffic accidents include:
Even if no manufacturing defect caused the accident, an unsafe vehicle could still worsen the consequences of a crash. Improperly functioning safety equipment, like seatbelts or airbags that fail to deploy, expose driver and passengers to serious injury risks like head or spinal cord injuries.
If you were involved in a crash due to a defective or unsafe vehicle, we might be able to help you recover damages. Several entities might be held responsible for your losses, including:
The NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program designed the 5-Star Safety Ratings Program in 1978 to offer people information about rollover safety of new cars and crash protection. Having a 5-star rating only means you are safer on a relative scale. It means 10% or less chance of severe injuries, but you can still receive serious injuries. A standard of guidelines to measure the effectiveness of safety systems has been set up. Here are the details of what these stars actually mean:
5-Star Safety Ratings can be found on SaferCar.gov and are posted on the Monroney labels (window stickers) that are required to be displayed on all new vehicles.
Even with a 5-star rating, your car needs proper maintenance, and there is also the risk of an accident caused by a defective airbag. If you suffered a defective airbag-related accident, you can sue the manufacturer, and for that, you need the help of a Miami based experienced lawyer to guide you and assist you through the legal process.
We work together with automobile construction engineers and accident reconstruction specialists to establish the exact cause of your crash and to identify responsible parties. Once in possession of consistent evidence, we negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, including compensation for economic and non-economic losses, like medical bills, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. If however negotiations fail, we will take your case to court by suing large manufacturing companies. We believe you should not settle for anything less than you deserve and need to move on with your life. Call our Miami based office today.