Nobody purchases a vehicle expecting to have a serious problem that could put their health at risk. But this happens a lot more often than anyone cares to admit. Countless auto manufacturers have had to institute global recalls — of millions of vehicles — due to simple yet potentially deadly manufacturing errors.
To give you an idea of what these defects could involve, here’s a list of common automotive defects that have resulted in personal injury claims:
Steering component problems
The steering assembly is one of the most important features of an automobile. When the steering components break or malfunction, the driver at the helm of the car could lose complete control of the vehicle.
Some cars have been known to have accelerators that get stuck in the “on” position. This causes the affected vehicle to move forward or keep accelerating in spite of the driver’s efforts to stop the car.
Defective wheels have been known to break or crack while the car is in motion, resulting in the complete loss of control.
Vehicle wiring issues could cause a fire, an explosion or the loss of lights while using the car.
Dangerous air bags
Air bags have been known to malfunction, fail to deploy or even cause deadly explosions.
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt by a defective automobile, you probably want to investigate exactly what happened. You’ll also want justice. Our law firm is available to all victims of defective cars to advise you of your legal rights and options for pursuing financial restitution in court.