Was my Car Accident Caused by a Vehicle Defect?
- April 23, 2013
- Vehicle Defects
When a defect causes a vehicle to loose control or to suddenly accelerate, it can be obvious that a vehicle defect caused the accident. A consumer may not know what the specific defect is, but they know that the vehicle should not have done that. It is less obvious to the average consumer, however, when a vehicle design or lack of warning or instruction causes or increases the injury sustained in an accident. Most people understand that injuries can occur in accidents. They don’t always understand that injuries can be minimized or avoided by safety design elements.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious and disabling injuries, such as brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, loss of life or limb, then before you settle any part of your claim, you should consult with a product liability lawyer. A products liability attorney or defective vehicle lawyer can help you verify the cause of your accident injuries by examining evidence, such as tires, brakes, and seatbelts, and consulting experts.