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Auto Product Liability Lawsuits – Common Auto Defects That Lead to Injuries
When people hear of automobile defects which lead to injury they are likely to think of the infamous Ford Pinto or Chevrolet Corvallis. In these instances whole lines of product were discontinued due to defects in design; but each year individuals are injured—or worse—in accidents caused by defects in design or workmanship. If this happens to you, the good news is that a New Jersey injury lawyer can help.
Common Car Defects
As mentioned, auto product defects can be generally broken down into two categories: faulty design and faulty workmanship. The latter often results in a “lemon.” Among the common defects which can lead to accidents are those that affect:
- The braking system
- Fuel Lines
- Airbag deployment
- Seat belts
- Door locks and latches
- Car seats for children
- Tires and steering
Certain of these defects directly affect the ability of the automobile to operate properly, such as those involving brakes. These can be primary causes of accidents, while others—such as defective seat belts—tend to cause injury if an accident occurs. Serious injury can include broken bones, loss of limb, damage to the spine and back, and even brain damage.
Filing a Claim
Auto product manufacturers have a responsibility to protect consumers. When a defective product leads to injury, a New Jersey injury lawyer will assist with the filing of a claim against the manufacturer. It is possible to receive compensation for medical costs, loss of pay while recuperating, pain, suffering, and more.
If You Have Been Injured
If you are injured as a result of a defective auto product, New Jersey injury lawyer Dan Matrafajlo would like to hear from you, and provided he accepts your case, will fight to help you gain compensation. Call 908-248-4404 today to arrange a free consultation.