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Common Motor Vehicle Defects

Common Motor Vehicle Defects

Every year, thousands of accidents that result in severe injuries are the result not of driver carelessness but of motor vehicle defects.

The personal injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have an extensive record of success holding the makers of defective vehicles and faulty vehicle components accountable for their actions in pursuit of the financial security accident victims and their families need. Please call us at (972) 774-9800 if you were hurt or a loved one was killed in an accident that may have been due to a motor vehicle defect; we are proud to help clients from the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas and nationwide.

Types of Motor Vehicle Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) monitors vehicle safety, oversees investigations into potentially dangerous vehicles and administers vehicle recalls. Millions of defective vehicles and faulty vehicle parts are recalled each year.

Common motor vehicle defects that our car accident attorneys have handled include:

  • Brakes and brake systems
  • Seatbelts
  • Airbags
  • Tires
  • Steering systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Accelerators

Motor Vehicle Defects and Product Liability

Product liability in motor vehicle defect cases typically relates to factors including:

  • Unsafe design, such as that of early sports utility vehicles (SUVs) that were vulnerable to rollovers
  • Manufacturing flaws, in which vehicles or vehicle parts reach consumers with a production defect that makes them dangerous

The attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have the knowledge, courtroom experience and resources to challenge major vehicle manufacturers when their negligence results in harm to innocent people.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident that may have been caused by a motor vehicle defect, please contact Guajardo & Marks today to schedule your free consultation. We welcome clients from the greater Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, areas and nationwide.

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