Sometimes in automobile accident cases, a victim’s injuries are caused or exacerbated due to a defectively designed or manufactured motor vehicle or part. To bring a successful claim, the plaintiff must prove that the vehicle was either not manufactured to specification or that the vehicle was designed improperly when a safer design alternative was available.
If you believe that your injuries were caused due to a defective motor vehicle, contact Cohn Lifland for a free consultation.
Recent Motor Vehicle Defects
In recent years, there has been a variety of lawsuits related to defects, including SUVs with a high center of gravity prone to rolling over, cars sold with tires that are susceptible to blowouts, motorcycles that wobble when driven at high speeds or ATVs that have injured people because of rollovers. Product liability cases have also been brought because of roof crush injuries and unintended acceleration.
There are many other cases of product liability related to motor vehicles. Defective parts have been known to injure consumers. Automobile parts that have injured consumers include:
- Brake systems
- Seat belts
- Gas and brake pedals
Who is Liable for my Injuries?
Product liability regarding motor vehicles is a complicated matter. Usually, more than one entity manufactured the car you drive. Your airbag is most likely manufactured by a different company than the battery powering your vehicle. Knowing who is liable for your injuries takes a skilled attorney. You may be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for the problem. In some cases, if it is a certain part, you may be able to take action against the parts manufacturer. In some cases, the car dealership or shipper may be liable for the injuries that you sustain. These are complicated matters. Speaking with experienced attorneys is necessary to determine the validity of your claim.
Contact Cohn Lifland
Cohn Lifland has been representing plaintiffs in product liability cases for decades. Not all cases of injury constitute product liability. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and believe that it was due to a defect in the design or manufacturing process, you should contact Cohn Lifland to evaluate the validity of your case and guide you through your legal options. If we accept your case, we will diligently represent your interests in and out of court. If you need the legal services of a committed, dedicated law firm, contact Cohn Lifland for a free consultation today.