Defective Automobile Lawyers
We all rely on our vehicles to get us where we need to go each day. We also count on them to be safe for our loved ones. Unfortunately, however, sometimes vehicles may be defective and lead to dangerous accidents and the loss of lives. Some of these accidents may be caused by defects in how the vehicle is designed or defects in the performance of certain features the vehicle may have. This may happen when manufacturers fail to properly test their vehicles according to certain safety standards or when they ignore concerns that these tests may reveal. If you or someone you care about has been injured or died because of a defective vehicle, then you should speak with a Tennessee defective car lawyer as soon as possible. They will review your case and help you get the compensation you need for the injuries you have suffered. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT TIME IS CRITICAL IN DEFECTIVE AUTO CASES AS THE CAR SHOULD BE PRESERVED IF POSSIBLE.Current Defective Car Claims We are Pursuing
Depending on the type of vehicle you own, there may be several different types of defects related to how the vehicle is made or designed. Some of the most common types of defects may include but are not limited to:
- Failures in the fuel system - The vehicle may have a fire after an accident has occurred due to a poorly designed fuel system or holes within the fuel tank.
- Vehicle Rollovers - In vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as trucks or SUVs, a car crash may lead to the vehicle landing on its side or upside down. This can lead to people in the vehicle being trapped and seriously injured.
- Defects doors or door locks - This usually means that the doors can become unlocked during an accident and a person may be thrown out of their vehicle.
- Defective airbags - If an airbag does not work during an accident or is deploys with a large amount of force, this can cause severe injuries.
- Seatbelt malfunctions - This may lead to a driver or passenger not being properly restrained when an accident occurs.
- Defects in the tires - This can mean that the tires wear out easily or that the tires may be poorly made and have defects in the actual tire.
When an automobile defect may be the reason for an accident or injury, this may be difficult to prove, this is why if you feel that you or a loved one has been injured in a accident and you suspect a defect may have been the cause, it is important to contact an experienced and caring defective vehicle lawyer with the Higgins Firm. We will listen to your case and work with you to make sure the manufactures of your vehicle are held accountable for their actions and that you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have been through.Defective Car Accident FAQ: How Do I File a Defective Vehicle Claim or Lawsuit in Tennessee?
Each year, countless people lose their life, suffer pain, or are disfigured in auto accidents. A number of these injuries are the result of design defects or a failure on part of the manufacturer to provide a crash-worthy car. After all, one might argue that race car drivers can collide into an object at very high speeds and walk away. Even though these cars are equipped with state of the art features, and the driver is wearing protective gear, much of the technology that is available is not being utilized in regular cars.
The car industry certainly has the technology to build safer vehicles. Yet, what our firm see's time and time again is that economic considerations override occupant safety. As a means to cut corners, and make more profit, important safety measures are disregarded or not properly included. When something like this happens, our defective automobile lawyers in Tennessee are ready to take legal action against the maker or manufacturers.
Defective auto claims not only offer compensation to the victim, but they initiate an economic incentive for the makers and manufacturers to take action and make safer, crash-worthy cars. All states have their own rules and laws that govern product liability cases. For an assessment of your case and the laws that apply to your jurisdiction, please call The Higgins Firm.
In order to recover compensation, there are at least three points that need to be demonstrated:
- A dangerous defect was present
- The vehicle was being used as intended (i.e. you were not improperly using the car)
- The vehicle was not substantially altered from the condition it was bought in
If these things can be proven, a defective automobile accident lawyer in Tennessee may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer, maker, distributor, or supplier, of your vehicle.
Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options