Protecting Victims of Defective Vehicles & Vehicle Products
As consumers, we expect the products we buy to meet certain safety standards. We also expect that the product’s manufacturer or seller has taken precautions to protect us from any potential harm. Unfortunately, these expectations are often unfounded, and we become the unwitting victims of defective products. That includes a staple of American life, the automobile.
When cars and their components are released with faulty parts, including flawed tires that fail at highway speed or defective SUV designs that are prone to rollovers, catastrophic injuries and fatal accidents can result.
At The Terry Law Firm, our Morristown personal injury lawyers have a successful record of helping people across East Tennessee, including residents of Hamblen, Greene, and Hawkins Counties, who have been seriously injured, maimed, or killed by defective automobiles. If we determine you have a valid claim, we will help you achieve a fair settlement and if necessary we will take your case to trial.
Common Auto Defects
Some auto defects, such as tire failure or steering failure, can actually cause serious accidents. Other auto defects may increase the severity of an otherwise minor accident by causing safety devices not to perform as they should, such as a seat belt unlatching or an airbag failing to inflate. Regardless of the specific circumstances, if a defective vehicle part was negligently designed or manufactured and led to injuries, the designer or manufacturer can be sued in a product liability claim.
Common auto defects can include:
- Steering components that break, causing partial or complete loss of vehicle control.
- Problems with fuel system components, particularly in their susceptibility to crash damage, resulting in fuel leakage and vehicle fires.
- Accelerators that break or stick.
- Wheels that crack or break, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
- Windshield wiper assemblies that do not work properly.
- Seats or seat backs that fail during normal use.
- Wiring system that cause fires or loss of lighting.
- Car ramps or jacks that collapse, causing injury to someone working on the car.
- Air bags that deploy under conditions for which they are not intended to deploy.
- Child safety seats that contain defective safety belts, buckles, or components.
Analyzing & Investigating Potential Causes of Your Accident
Many auto defect cases start out as simple auto accident cases. Until an experienced Morristown product liability attorney is contacted, accident victims may be unaware of the true reasons for their crashes and injuries. At The Terry Law Firm, we thoroughly investigate and analyze all potential causes of the accident and identify all parties that may be responsible for the defect.
When unnecessary injuries and untimely deaths are caused by defective motor vehicles, manufacturers must be held responsible. Whether the case involves a faulty tire or an SUV rollover, our East Tennessee personal injury lawyers have the commitment and skill to prepare a case that gets results.
Call us now at (423) 586-5800 and schedule a free consultation.