Motor vehicle is a broad term that can refer to several different types of automobile including:
- Passenger Cars
There are millions of motor vehicles sold in the United States every year and millions more that are manufactured both at home and abroad.
When a defective vehicle does not pose a physical hazard, it may fall under lemon law. When a defective motor vehicle causes injury or death, swift legal action is often the best way to protect your rights and seek the total compensation you are due.
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Common Motor Vehicle Defects
There are several defects that can impact the performance of a vehicle. Some of these pose no threat to health and safety. Others can cause serious injury or death.
Among the leading causes of motor vehicle defects that result in injury are:
- Electrical and wiring problems
- Ignition switch issues
- Brake, clutch, or gas pedal failure
- Structural deficiencies
- Fuel and exhaust system problems
- Transmission and engine issues
- Seatbelt failure
- Defective airbags
- Faulty tires
When a system, component, or vehicle part fails, injury may be unavoidable. If you suspect your injury was the result of a faulty vehicle, our product liability lawyers are here to help. Call us today for a complimentary case evaluation to learn more.
How can I Tell if My Accident Was Caused by a Defective Vehicle?
It is not always clear if a vehicle defect contributed to an accident. This is one of the main reasons it is useful to have a legal team on your side with significant auto accident experience.
Kirtland & Packard boasts some of the country’s most effective and awarded attorneys. Our knowledge, resources, and dedication allow us to thoroughly investigate auto accidents to uncover all possible causes. Before you accept an offer from insurance, talk to one of our attorneys to learn more about your options and your rights.
Auto manufacturers issue hundreds of thousands of vehicle recalls every year. Some of the worst offenders are forced to issue millions. A vehicle recall is intended to alert owners and lessees to potential dangers, and to offer free repair.
Some recalls are proactive. Many recalls occur only after serious or fatal injuries have been reported. Some vehicles, despite defects, are never recalled at all.
A vehicle does not have to be recalled for it to be dangerously defective. Even in cases where no recall was issued, victims of serious injury caused by a defective vehicle may be entitled to compensation for:
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Medical expenses
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
A recall is not a shield against liability. It does, however, provide some protection for the manufacturer. For example, if a recall has been issued and a driver, aware of the recall, continues to operate the vehicle, the manufacturer may have strong footing to fight a claim. Having an experienced and reputable attorney on your side can help ensure your story is heard and justice is served.
To schedule a free case review at our Redondo Beach office, please call 310-536-1000 today. The attorneys at Kirtland & Packard serve the South Bay communities of Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Lawndale, and all surrounding areas.