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Tampa Defective Car, Vehicle & Automobile Injury Lawyers

Cars Driving in FloridaIf 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:

  • Fuel System Failures: In these situations, the vehicle typically experiences a post collision fuel fed fire (PCFFF). As a result, the vehicle will often erupt into flames which is usually due to an inadequately designed fuel system or a puncture in the fuel tank.
  • Roof Crush \ Rollovers: In a roll over accident, the support structures for the roof can fail and cave in on the occupants, causing neck injuries or paralysis.
  • Door Failures: If a vehicle's door system fails during an accident, it can result in the occupant being thrown from the vehicle.
  • Airbag Failures: A vehicle's airbag can often fail to activate and other situations have occurred where airbags have activated with extreme force causing serious head and/or neck injury to the occupant.
  • A Tampa defective car lawyer can help clients recover damages from injuries sustained from a seatbelt (pictured) if faulty.Seatbelt Failures: A seat belt can end up having too much slack not recoiling properly. Seatbelts can also fail to restrain the passengers of vehicles in a collision.
  • Inadequate Side-Impact Protection: Little or no reinforcement in the doors to help withstand a side-impact collision can result in excess damage and injury to occupants.
  • Defective Tires: When the tires on a vehicle fail earlier than normal, especially when there is only moderate or light wear on the treads, it is possible that the tires themselves are defective.
  • 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.

    Contact Us Today - Receive a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

    Fernandez Law Group is a law firm representing the Tampa and Miami metro areas of Florida in all matters concerning Personal Injury Law. Consultations are free, and there are no fees unless a case is successfully settled or litigated.

    Depending on the extent and nature of injuries sustained in an auto accident resulting from a defective automobile, victims may recover one or both of the following:

    Compensatory damages awarded to compensate the injured party for what they suffered in the accident, including lost wages, property damage, medical expenses, and pain and suffering from the way injuries interfere with the normal functions of life.

    Punitive damages awarded in addition to compensatory damages in certain types of cases. Punitive awards are meant to punish manufacturers for defective vehicle design.

    Drivers and passengers who escape serious injury after an automobile accident often face struggles with insurance companies that turn into full-scale legal battles. In cases of design defects, automobile companies have the resources to hire teams of top attorneys to defend them from lawsuits that arise from the tragic results of their negligence.

    Why is it important to consult a personal injury attorney immediately following an injury due to a defective automobile?

    If you or a loved one were involved in an accident causing injury due to a defective automobile, waiting to call an attorney will never help your case. In fact, it could seriously impair your ability to prevail in a lawsuit. As soon as you contact us, we start our investigation of your case and begin preserving and analyzing critical evidence. As time passes, accident scenes change, eye-witness accounts waver, electronically stored data may be erased and other important evidence might become difficult to obtain.

    Our defective automobile attorneys have a combined legal experience of over 40 years in handling all types of personal injury cases, and a large portion of our work involves defective automobiles. Many of these cases often involve issues the automaker had knowledge of yet failed to correct. If a defective part ha failed on an automobile and caused you injury, you may be entitled to a settlement for damages.

    We put not one, but multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Not only that, but we're also fewer than 10% of Florida attorneys who are also authorized to practice in federal courts. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today, and you can expect to get the results you deserve.

    Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf.

    There are no costs or fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.

    If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, do not try to handle a claim on your own or risk using an inexperienced lawyer. Not all defective automobile attorneys have our commitment to achieving full justice for their clients, nor do they have our trial experience and proven skills.

    Defective automobile attorneys are everywhere, but when you come to Fernandez Law Group you can count on our team to work extremely hard to provide you with exceptional representation. We take pride in doing what it takes to earn the proper compensation our clients deserve, no matter how hard the fight.

    Walking out of courtOur Defective Automobile Attorneys go the extra mile:

    Going the extra mile for our clients is an easy choice as we accept only serious, legitimate cases. Clients can have confidence in our experience and commitment to go far as necessary to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of injured citizens.

    Our clients have the right to decide if and when to settle a case or to proceed to trial. We meet with our clients individually to discuss their options and how to proceed in their best interest. Some insurance companies routinely refuse to make a reasonable offer to any lawyer, leaving no other option but to proceed to trial. It is important to have an experienced trial attorney who is able to provide competent representation in court to obtain a favorable verdict. Our firm has more than 40 years of combined legal experience.

    Our defective automobile attorneys and dedicated support staff will focus on your needs while providing superior, effective, and vigorous representation of your interests. We are paid for our legal services only if we obtain a recovery on your behalf, and we will come to your home or to the hospital for your convenience.

    We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to assist and serve you.

    Call us today at 813-489-3222 or submit your info online for a FREE consultation and case evaluation.

    Fernandez Law Group will provide a detailed evaluation of your claim. There is no obligation. And there are absolutely no fees at all until we win your case!



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