The design features of a car or truck are intended to keep us safe in the event of a car wreck. Unfortunately, many auto defects are undetectable until they have been tested in real world conditions or have been involved in an accident. Because of careless and improper designs, defectively produced vehicles can be dangerous and cause terrible injuries. Serious injuries and death result in many of these collisions.
There are various systems of an automobile that may be defective or hazardous. The most common design and manufacturing auto defects include the following:
- Defective tires
- Defective seat belts
- Faulty airbags
- Poor structural integrity
- Leaking fuel tanks
- Unresponsive brakes
- Stuck Accelerators
- Systems Failure
These defects may increase the harm that an accident causes and may be responsible for causing the crash. In many cases, the accidents that result from these defects cause a driver to lose control of his or her vehicle. This may lead to more severe accidents, such as rollovers.
Faulty automobiles fall under a category of negligence called product liability. Product liability laws place the blame for injuries caused by defective products on the products’ manufacturers, designers and retailers. In the case of automobiles, the auto manufacturer or a parts manufacturer may be responsible for the injuries resulting from auto defects.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an Asheville automobile crash or experienced an injury from a Buncombe County car crash, talk to an experienced professional. Single vehicle crashes and lone car accidents can be caused by undetected defects. Our products liability attorneys take pride in helping our clients determine the true causes of an accident or crash. While there can be a rush to blame the victim, often the true cause of a crash is an undetected automobile defect or system failure.
Call our Personal Injury Attorneys today for a free case evaluation, 828.505.4300.