car accidents are caused by reckless drivers. Sometimes, car accidents are the result
of factors beyond the control of the driver, such as when defective brakes
unexpectedly fail or when a faulty ignition switch turns off the vehicle
while the engine is operating.
Vehicle defects can also cause serious harm after an accident, such as
when an integral safety feature fails to protect the occupants of a vehicle.
Defective seatbelts may unlatch or fail to restrain the driver in a collision.
Faulty airbags may fail to deploy, or, as in recent news concerning the
massive Takata airbag recall, may propel shrapnel into the cabin with
potentially deadly force.
Other vehicle defects include:
- Accelerator pedals that may break or stick
- Windshield wipers that don’t function properly
- Seats and seat backs that may unexpectedly fail during normal use
- Wiring system problems that may cause a loss of lighting
- Faulty steering components that may fail while the vehicle is in operation
- Poorly-designed roofs that may completely fail in a rollover accident
Auto Defect Lawyer in Austin, TX
Auto manufacturers have a duty to ensure that the vehicles they create
are properly designed and adequately tested before they are marketed to
consumers. When manufacturers sell cars with dangerous defects that harm
consumers, the manufacturer may be liable for any injuries or deaths from
accidents caused by those defects. Victims or, in the case of a
fatal accident, their surviving family members, may be eligible to file a personal injury or
wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages related to the accidents, including
but not limited to costs of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC represents victims of auto accidents throughout
Texas. If you were injured in an accident and believe that an auto defect
was to blame, get in touch with the Austin car accident attorney at our
firm as soon as possible. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin
investigating your case to determine exactly what went wrong, who can
be held liable, and how much money you may be owed for your losses.
Time is limited to file a claim, so be sure to make the call today or fill out our
online case evaluation form and we will be in touch with you soon.