Generally, as a consumer it's impossible to have knowledge of or consider every conceivable safety issue or potential defect with regard to our motor vehicles. Defective automobiles and other motor vehicle components, either by virtue of poor design or when they fail can create serious hazards to drivers and other occupants of vehicles, as well as to those utilizing our thoroughfares. When automotive products, such as seatbelts, airbags, tires and brakes fail to function as intended, drivers and passengers are placed at risk of sustaining injuries in accidents.
Unfortunately, tires are not the only auto parts which have been the subject of recalls over the past two decades. In the news more recently have been the reports of defective airbags which potentially can cause significant injuries when they deploy or fail to deploy when needed.
Other dangerous automotive defects that have led to major recalls or serious accidents include:
When automotive products fail the resulting accidents can be fatal or cause significant injuries, including brain damage, burns, amputations and paralysis, as well as a host of orthopedic injuries which may render a person permanently disabled.
If an injury was caused by an auto company's carelessness or unreasonable cost-saving decisions, victims have the right to hold that company legally liable for their injuries and financial losses associated with the accident.
The New Jersey personal injury law firm of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has nearly eight decades of experience helping seriously injured people in New Jersey pursue claims. Most of our attorneys hold special professional Certifications as Civil Trial Attorneys from the Supreme Court of New Jersey. We specialize in complex medical and product liability cases (including automotive product liability).
If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident caused by a defective vehicle or auto part, contact us today at (973) 635-5400 to discuss your potential claim and your rights with one of our skilled New Jersey product liability lawyers.
If you need to consult a New Jersey personal injury attorney, you need to contact Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari. The initial consultation is always free.