While a large number of Florida auto accidents occur as a result of driver negligence from speeding, driver distraction, or drunk driving, many car accidents also happen as a result of defective vehicles. Vehicle defects can range from gas pedal problems and brake failure to defective seatbelt designs. These defects can lead to serious injuries for the victims involved in auto accidents resulting from the defects. The manufacturers of defective vehicles may be held accountable for injuries in a defective auto accident case. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective vehicle, contact an experienced Coral Springs defective products lawyer immediately to discuss your case.Defective Vehicle Manufacture
Car manufacturers have a legal duty to design safe vehicles for consumers. However, defects during the vehicle assembly process can sometimes occur, whether by a person or a machine in the assembly line. These vehicle manufacturing errors can lead to serious auto accidents, increased injuries during an auto accident, and personal injury lawsuits.Defective Vehicle Design
Consumers expect that vehicle manufacturers adhere to the safety standards and regulations set by the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, errors can occur during the vehicle design process, affecting the safety of the vehicles that we, the consumers, are counting on to protect us. This kind of manufacturer’s negligence puts defective and dangerous vehicles on the roads, which can lead to serious car accident injuries. Vehicle manufacturers typically issue recalls to fix the design defects on affected car models, as in the case with Toyota’s design defect involving gas pedals sticking to floor mats, but often not until after consumers get injured from the defects.
Some common design defects include brake failure, defective seatbelt design, defective tires, defective airbag design, and a bad steering or suspension system.Experienced Coral Springs Defective Products Lawyers
In a personal injury lawsuit involving a defective vehicle, the victim’s attorneys will have to prove that there was a defect in the design or manufacture of the vehicle. This is a very complicated legal process and you should therefore seek the help of an experienced products liability attorney. If you or a family member has been injured due to a defective automobile design or manufacture, it is important to contact a defective products lawyer who has experience handling dangerous products and defective vehicle cases. Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez has 36 years of experience helping people who have been injured in car accidents as a result of the negligence of other people or vehicle manufacturers. Call us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case, or fill out our free case evaluation form on our website.