Was the Accident Caused by a Defect in my Vehicle?
That is a question you may not be able to answer until some investigation is done. If your vehicle is defective, you would not necessarily know because there are many ways in which a vehicle can have hidden defects. They can cause a car accident suddenly as you are on your way to work or an outing, and that can totally disrupt your life and put you in the hospital for a while.
Defective vehicles can make an ordinary accident more serious. There can be design or manufacturing defects, or there may be faulty components in your car.
Some examples of common vehicle defects
- Defective steering, brake, and fuel systems
- Defective roofs that crush in a rollover
- Inadequate door latches that let a door fly open when there is an impact to your vehicle
- Bad tires that can blow at the worst moment
- Airbags that do not deploy and seatbelts that come undone on impact or get stuck and trap a driver or passenger
- Poor quality car seats that do not keep a child safe during an impact
If your car accident was indeed caused by a defect found in your vehicle, that does not necessarily make you responsible for the accident. The car manufacturer may be the culprit, or the vehicle designer, or the company that supplied any defective components. An experienced car accident attorney can advise you in such a situation and let you know of your legal rights and options.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident caused by any vehicle defect, Polewski & Associates in Dallas, Texas can help. Please call or email our personal injury law firm today and we will be happy to give you a free case review.