There is no question that modern automobiles are safer than those of decades ago. But even today, in their rush to bring new vehicle models to showrooms, auto manufacturers sometimes fail to conduct adequate testing and research into potential safety issues. When this happens, injury or death is often the result. Our law firm represents victims of defective vehicle design and their families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
When dangers associated with a particular vehicle model become known, a product recall is often ordered by the federal government or undertaken voluntarily by the manufacturer. For some victims, however, the recall comes too late.
A defective automobile design may make a vehicle more prone to sudden acceleration, a rollover accident or other catastrophic failure. Or it may result in more severe injury to occupants than would otherwise occur in the event of an accident.
When a consumer is injured by an unreasonably dangerous product, they have the right to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer and recover compensation for their injuries. When the defective auto part or vehicle design results in consumer death, surviving families have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. The defect may be the result of a design defect or insufficient warnings of potential dangers. In some cases it can be shown the manufacturer knew of the potential hazard but proceeded with the design for economic reasons.
The big auto companies will spare no expense to fight these lawsuits. Our law firm has the resources, the experience and the tenacity to take them on. If you are interested in learning more about this area of our practice, please visit our automobile defects web page.