A defectively designed automobile may give rise to liability on the part of the vehicle's manufacturer. There are situations where the design of the vehicle actually causes the occupant's injury or makes those injuries more severe. Examples of automobile defects include, but are not limited to the following:
Countless Americans are killed, disfigured, and crippled each year in automobile collisions and mishaps. Many of these injuries are caused or contributed to by design defects in the automobiles and a failure of the manufacturer to provide a crash-worthy vehicle. We have all seen racecars collide at very high speed and the driver walk away with minimal injury. Admittedly, these vehicles have state of the art safety features that a regular passenger car does not. However, the technology is available and many of the features that we see in cars today were first developed in other areas.
The auto industry has the technology to build safer motor vehicles. What we have seen is that all too often economic considerations override safety. In an effort to cut corners, important safety features are omitted or not adequately provided. Automotive product liability cases not only provide compensation for the victims, but they provide an economic incentive for vehicle manufacturers to make safer and more crash-worthy vehicles. Each state has different laws governing product liability cases. Call an experienced product liability lawyer for an assessment of the product liability laws in your jurisdiction.
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