What to Do if a Defective or Unsafe Vehicle Caused the Accident?

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 respecting 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:

  • Unintended acceleration
  • Engine fires
  • Fuel system issues
  • Defective tires

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 designer of the vehicle
  • The manufacturing company
  • The manufacturer of different parts of the car
  • The company that assembled the vehicle
  • The distributor of the vehicle

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, loses, 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 at 305.416.9805.

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