Auto Product Liability FAQs
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Thu Sep 2012
- Car Accidents,
New Jersey auto product liability lawyer
For the most part, the majority of motor vehicles are made to withstand the impact of an accident and protect the driver and passengers therein; however, if the vehicle’s safety systems are defective and/or malfunctioning, such accidents can lead to severe injuries or even death. The following is provided to give the victims of auto accidents more insight into how the vehicle itself might have caused the injuries incurred. If you have additional questions after reviewing this information, contact a New Jersey auto product liability lawyer in your area.
What does the term “crashworthiness” mean and what can affect it?
The term “crashworthiness” concerns a vehicle’s ability to prevent injuries to the occupants therein in case of an accident. The way a vehicle is made, its size, and its safety features can all affect its crashworthiness.
Do I need to hire a New Jersey auto product liability lawyer if I think that I have a defective motor vehicle claim?
Given the complex nature of the issues that can stem from a defective motor vehicle claim, it is strongly advised that you discuss your case with an attorney who is experienced in this area of law because you will want to make certain that a thorough and appropriate evaluation your claim is done in order to be successful in obtaining the appropriate remedy.
What if I’ve made after-market changes to my car after I purchased it? Can I still sue?
As long as your vehicle has not been significantly altered from the way in which it was originally sold to you, your claim probably won’t be affected by minor changes to the vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a automobile accident and you have additional questions or concerns about the possibility of a defective auto claim, you should speak with a New Jersey auto product liability lawyer right away because time is of the essence. Call Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 today to get a free consultation with respect to your possible claim.