Auto Product Liability

February 27, 2013 | Personal Injury

Although driver carelessness and neglect are certainly factors in the majority of car accidents, problems with the cars themselves can also lead to serious accidents and cause severe injuries and even fatalities. When the parts of a car fail and are the cause of the accident, hire a Fairfield County appeals lawyer to determine if you have a products liability claim.

Types of Auto Defect Cases

There are two types of auto defects that can make a car unsafe to drive and ultimately cause an accident. The first type is: defects that make the vehicle less safe to drive. Although these defects will not generally cause the accident, they will increase the likelihood of the accident occurring and causing more serious damage. Examples of such defects include seatbelt failure, airbags which fail to deploy, and improperly built car frames.

The second type is a mechanical defect. These types of defects often directly cause the collision which results in severe injuries. Examples of mechanical defects include defective brakes, exploding engines or gas tanks, failing suspension system components, and headlights that fail to work properly.

Damages Associated With Auto Defect Cases

If a defective automobile part caused you to get into an accident, you should hire a Fairfield County appeals lawyer to get you the fair compensation for your injuries, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium

We Can Help

For more information about auto product liability claims, contact Fairfield County appeals lawyer Mitchell Baker at (914) 681-9500.