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Vehicle Defects May Have Caused Your Dallas Car Wreck

Vehicle Defects May Have Caused Your Dallas Car WreckSerious auto accidents are an everyday occurrence, suddenly bringing immense pain, suffering and grief into the lives of countless families. After a while, the relatives of the victims start wondering: why did this happen?

Many accidents are first thought to have resulted from a driver mistake or “bad luck” when, upon closer inspection, vehicle defects may have caused your Dallas car wreck.

Common Defects in Cars and other Motor Vehicles?

Automotive defects result from:

  • Faulty design like an unstable SUV prone to roll-over, an ill-placed fuel tank exploding under impact, the crushing of a weak roof or a floor mat blocking the accelerator;
  • Manufacturing problems like defective brakes or steering systems, defective airbags, unintended acceleration or detreaded tires.

Additional accident risks could stem from parts that are defective or improperly mounted after you have purchased the vehicle, such as tires, wheels, trailer hitches, roof racks or floor mats.

Are all Defective Cars being Recalled?

For manufacturers and dealers, car recalls are not just costly; they send a carefully crafted nationwide image crashing. Some recalls only start when the lawsuit, consumer association and media pressure has built to the point that a recall becomes unavoidable. Other recalls are initiated by the manufacturers themselves when they discover a major flaw.

Some of the 2011 auto and parts recalls are:

  • 2009 – 2010 Mazda 6 Sedans: Problems with the evaporative canister vent line.
  • 2005 – 2006 Ford F-150 Pick-Ups: Airbags deploying without warning.
  • 2009 – 2010 Honda Fit: Failure of spring assemblies that may cause the vehicle to stall.
  • 2007 – 2008 Honda Fit: Headlight problems, fire hazard, power window switch problems.
  • 2008 – 2009 Dorel child safety car seats: (also marketed as Cosco, Safety First and other brands) Issues with loosening of the locking and release mechanism.
  • 2011 Ford Edge, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550 Pick-Ups, Lincoln MKX Crossovers: risk of short-circuit in body control module.

How do you know if the cause of a car crash was a faulty component or design?

Expertise. There is no other word to describe the qualifications, experience and know-how required to uncover the truth about what happened, and who was responsible. Whether we talk about accident reconstruction, biomechanical engineering, fuel-fed fires, crashworthiness or electronics, vehicle defect lawyer Greg Marks knows how to build a case that is unassailable and fight the auto companies until your rights prevail.

If the accident was caused by a defective component or vehicle, you deserve and you will get compensation for the loss or the terrible injuries of a loved one.

Greg marks is the top rated vehicle defect attorney you are looking for to discuss the case of your accident due to an auto, truck or recreational vehicle defect. Call us today at (214) 354 9755 or send us an email for a FREE discussion of your case.