Car owners do not often consider the possibility of manufacturing defects that may affect the safety or performance of their vehicles. As one of the largest investments a consumer makes, automobiles are expected to be reliable, safe and of a level of quality that equals their price tags. However, automotive defects can and do occur.
Auto defects can be costly to repair, cause inconvenience and frustration for the owner, and in the worst-case scenario, may result in an accident. If an accident occurred as the result of an automotive defect, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or dealership for damages. Seek legal guidance from our automotive defect attorneys today – call us at 215-642-2335 — and we’ll help investigate your accident and take appropriate legal action.
Types of Automotive Defects
Your vehicle can be affected by a defect during the manufacturing process, while at the dealership or elsewhere in the distribution process. If you are unsure of your legal rights if the defect caused the accident, automotive defect lawyers from our firm can help you.
There are several types of commonly seen automotive defects. The following list describes some of them.
- Safety system defects: These types of defects are often very serious because they affect the safety of the driver and passengers within the vehicle. Faulty seat belts, air bags or headlights can cause serious accidents that lead to injury or even death. Warning systems such as tire pressure monitors or reverse warnings also can result in safety issues and serious accidents.
- Mechanical defects: Also a potential safety concern, mechanical systems are expected to be reliable and in good working condition at all times in both new and used vehicles. Faulty brake systems, engines that can catch fire, suspension failures and overheating of certain parts can cause accidents.
- Design defects: When a vehicle has design flaws, it may be more prone to rollovers or losing control on the road. These are also safety problems that put drivers and others on the road at risk.
- Tire defects: A defective tire can put vehicle occupants at serious risk of an accident because the tires are the vehicle’s sole physical connection with the road. If a tire blowout occurs, the driver may be involved in an accident.
Filing an Automotive Defect Claim after an Accident
In an automotive defect claim, you must be able to identify the responsible party. This could be the auto manufacturer, tire manufacturer, parts manufacturer or another entity involved in the production or distribution of the defective part or vehicle. You may claim a manufacturing defect, which involves the making of the vehicle, or you could have a design defect case.
Seek the advice of our auto defect lawyers who understand the laws affecting these cases. We’ll help you identify the faulty part that led to the defect, identify the party or parties responsible, collect evidence to demonstrate liability and extent of damages, and take all necessary steps so you can take legal action and recover compensation to which you are entitled.
Automotive Defect Lawyers from Cordisco & Saile LLC Can Help
Cordisco & Saile LLC helps victims of defective products, including all types of automotive defects. We understand how frustrating a situation such as this can be for an accident victim, and we help people recover compensation if an auto defect harmed them. Call us today at 215-642-2335 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case with auto defect lawyers. You also can use our online contact form to set up an appointment.