Vehicle Defect Litigation in Dallas, TX
In 2006, there were 10.4 million motor vehicle accidents resulting in 42,600
deaths within 30 days of the accident. Motor vehicle accidents often result in
catastrophic injuries to drivers, passengers, and bystanders. Our vehicle defect litigation
lawyer knows that driving is dangerous business and auto accidents can
happen anywhere: on the commute to or from work, in the parking lot at
the mall, or even close to home in our own neighborhoods. Injury, property
damage, stress, the wrongful death of a loved one, and various physical
and emotional complications are but a few of the potential issues people
face following an
Manufacturing or design defects can be the cause of some auto accidents.
If the tires are defective or the motor vehicle is designed in such a
way that it is prone to rollover during sharp turns or during a collision,
you may have grounds to file a product liability claim. If you or a loved
one has been seriously injured or has died as result of a vehicle defect,
please contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer at our Texas law firm as
soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the
circumstances of your injuries and/or accident. We have successfully represented
many clients in personal injury and
product liability cases both in Texas and throughout the U.S.
When a defective tire fails, results can range from the inconvenience of
changing a tire on the roadside to an inherent risk of a serious rollover
auto accident and injuries. Defects can include a tire's tread separating
from the rest of the tire or a tire's sudden rupture, commonly called
a blowout. In 2000, Firestone had a defective tire recall that involved
some SUV models. Defective tires have been known to cause serious auto
accidents, injuries, and deaths. Tire manufacturers are liable when they
offer unsafe products.
During a rollover auto accident, a crush-resistant roof will help protect
a driver and passengers from serious head injuries. SUVs are more prone
to rollover accidents, and a roof that crushes is more likely to subject
a vehicle's occupants to concussions, head trauma, and brain injuries.
In addition, roof crush can result in occupants being ejected, a situation
that nearly always results in grave injuries or fatalities.
Seat Belt Failures
Buckling up is the law because it saves lives. Seat belts are meant to
protect drivers and passengers from avoidable harm should they become
involved in an accident; however, sometimes seat belts fail to restrain.
A faulty or defective seat belt can result in a serious injury, ejection
from a vehicle, or even death. Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for
making vehicles that are safe.
When a vehicle rolls over in an accident, chances are high that serious
injury (even fatality) may result. SUVs and vans are more likely to roll
over during auto accidents, making them more dangerous to drive. Vehicle
rollovers can also result in roof crush, which may expose the driver and
passengers to head and brain injuries or ejection from the vehicle. More
likely to cause serious injury than other types of accidents, vehicle
rollovers can also happen because of auto design or manufacturing defects.
Airbags are intended to quickly come between you and damaging debris, preventing
injuries. Airbags inflate at close to 200 miles per hour. When they are
not fully inflated before making contact with a driver or passenger or
when they deploy inadvertently, they become dangerous projectiles. Injuries
from airbags can include eye damage, concussion, or burns, especially
for smaller or younger individuals.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident
due to a vehicle defect, please
contact a Dallas vehicle defect litigation attorney
at our firm for a free case evaluation today. We can help you fight for
fair financial compensation.