Motor Vehicle Product Liability After a Long Island Car Accident
You are driving to work on Long Island, and today is like any other day except, suddenly, you feel your tire burst and lose control of your vehicle, careening off the road. Afterwards, you’re stunned, as you’ve always kept up with tire maintenance and don’t seen any hazards in the road that could have caused this incident.
A tire blowout can be the result of a product defect. In fact, just about any part of your vehicle can potentially suffer from a defect, posing serious danger to you and others on the road.
When defective auto parts cause accidents and injuries, the team at William Mattar can help victims hold at-fault parties responsible. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, contact us today by calling (844) 444-4444 or completing our online contact form.
Types of Motor Vehicle Defects
A variety of different motor vehicle defects can arise in the manufacturing or design of any product.
Tires, seat belts, car and booster seats, roofs, steering systems and components, fuel tanks, airbags, seatbacks, windows, doors, and accelerator controls can all be defective. The type and level of danger of a potential defect can differ from case to case.
When motor vehicle defects are identified, automakers may issue a “recall” to notify the public and vehicle owners of the hazard. To check if your vehicle is under a recall, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at NHTSA.com.
Product Liability Injuries
In some product liability cases, malfunctioning vehicle parts can inflict injury on vehicle occupants. Take, for example, seatback failures. During an impact, a defective seatback can suddenly collapse backward, causing injury to the front seat occupant and/or injuring the rear passenger.
Defective auto parts can also contribute to an accident with another motor vehicle or object in the road. For instance, faulty brakes can result in a motorist being unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
Product defects can cause a wide range of serious injuries, include head trauma, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries, paralysis, severe fractures, lacerations, and burns. If you suffered a serious injury because of a defective product, contact our legal team today. We’re standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How an Auto Product Liability Lawyer Can Help You
Injuries from defective auto products can result in life-long effects and difficulties. With a serious accident injury, medical expenses and other out-of-pocket costs can add up quickly. In addition, victims may be unable to work and make a living, as well as enjoy the activities they used to. If this is your situation, an auto product liability lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your injuries to cover these various damages and get your life back on track.
If you need help filing a claim for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, call us today to speak to one of our defective auto parts lawyers.
Contact a Product Liability Lawyer Today
If you have been injured by a defective auto product on Long Island, contact William Mattar, P.C. today. Our product liability lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable about all applicable laws, and we can fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Take advantage of No Fee Until We WinTM, which says that you will not owe us any fees until we settle or win your case. Call (844) 444-4444 to learn more.