If you have suffered an injury as the result of a defective automobile, you should contact an experienced Tampa Defective Car Lawyer right away.
People who drive or ride in a vehicle for transportation are faced with a variety of potential problems every time they travel somewhere. Today's drivers, from young teens just getting behind the wheel to seasoned veterans, have to be alert and diligent about vehicle maintenance and safety on the roadways. Expensive repairs, unusable vehicles, costly alternative transportation costs, and dangerous driving conditions are just a few of the challenges. To make matters worse, the design of an automobile or motor vehicle may end up being responsible for the injury or death of the occupants, whether or not the vehicle is even involved in an accident.
We've all seen product and vehicle recalls in the news. It happens very frequently, and affects millions of vehicles and drivers every year. And those are just the ones that make it to recall status. There are plenty of other unsafe vehicles out there that haven't been addressed. Although minimum vehicle safety standards for manufacturing are written into our laws, new technology doesn't always work as intended. And if there are consequences resulting in the injury or death of occupants, the manufacturer often has to decide whether a recall will be more costly than settling a few lawsuits out of the eye of the media.
Because of these factors, a defectively designed automobile may give rise to liability on the part of the vehicle's manufacturer. There are situations where the design of the vehicle actually causes the occupant's injury, or makes those injuries more severe. Examples of automobile defects include, but are not limited to the following:
Countless Americans are killed, disfigured, and crippled each year in automobile collisions and mishaps. Many of these injuries are caused or contributed to by design defects in the automobiles. And without question, manufacturers have often failed to provide a crash-worthy vehicle.
Although the auto industry has the technology to build safer motor vehicles, our law firm has found that in many cases, economic considerations had overridden safety concerns. We have found several instances where important safety features have been omitted or not adequately provided. These situations often occur when corners are being cut to save money. Automotive product liability cases not only provide compensation for the victims, but they provide an economic incentive for vehicle manufacturers to make safer and more crash-worthy vehicles. Each state has different laws governing product liability cases. Our defective automobile attorneys are ready to provide you with a free consultation in order to help you assess the product liability laws and what rights you may have to compensation for damages, injuries, and even death.