When a vehicle malfunctions, everyone on the road is in danger. Even a minor vehicle defect can have life-altering consequences and cause devastating damage for individuals and families.
If you purchase a vehicle that is defective, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries that are caused by the manufacturer’s negligence.
common car defects
Vehicles are complex machines that many of us rely on for transportation and convenience. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs, the vehicle is sometimes to blame for the resulting injuries. Some of the most common car defects that manufacturers may be liable for include:
- Airbags - When an airbag deploys during a collision, it can offer valuable protection to our bodies. Unfortunately, defective airbags can result in brain damage, burns, or lacerations across the face and torso. The airbag manufacturer may be liable when their product fails to function as expected.
- Seat belt defects - Seat belts are designed to keep us in place during an accident, but when the seat belt is too loose, tight, or poorly constructed, it could fail. Manufacturers who sell defective seat belts may be held accountable for seat belts that fail to keep someone in place during an accident.
Structural defects - Automobiles might come with slight defects that make us less safe, that are not apparent to the eye. A structural defect is a broad term that covers a number of potential issues and can include, for example, a weak roof, poorly constructed frame, or door locks that fail.
Design defects - Issues with the design of the vehicle or a specific part of the vehicle can cause devastating injuries. Whether the problem is with the tires, brakes, or fuel tank, crashes and explosions become more likely when the vehicle design is defective.
Rollover cases – It is possible that a vehicle may fail to protect their occupants when it flips. Talking to an attorney is the first step toward compensation after a rollover.
Child safety seats - Keeping your child or children safe is the number one goal of many parents. When a seat meant to keep a child safe does not do so, investigation is warranted to determine if a manufacturer may be at fault.
Defects of tires and rims - The wheels of a vehicle are among its most important features. When a tire unexpectedly blows out, a serious collision could result.
What to do when your accident was caused by a car defect?
The manufacturer of a defective vehicle may be liable for injuries related to the defect. This liability could be limited to the large manufacturer, or the manufacturer of a specific part of the vehicle.
In some cases, the seller of the vehicle could be held accountable for not revealing a known defect before selling the vehicle. An attorney can help you determine who is liable following your accident, and fight to obtain damages on your behalf.
How Can Habush Help?
Accidents involving automobile defects are extremely complicated and often involve in-depth investigations into design and manufacturing processes, investigations that attorneys know how to effectively conduct. The team of experienced attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier can help you navigate an automobile defect claim. Our firm has gone up against construction companies, hospitals, manufacturers, and booming businesses. We will not back down from a challenge if our client has a deserving case, and we have the legal resources and experience necessary to obtain the results you need.
The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier have been serving individuals throughout Wisconsin for over 75 years. With 13 offices across the state, we have handled a broad range of cases and have the knowledge and experience to achieve results for injured victims.
If you were the victim of a car defect and want to pursue compensation, contact our firm today. You can contact Habush Habush & Rottier at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874) to speak to one of our experienced attorneys.