Minnesota Vehicle Defects and Malfunctions Lawyer
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a car defect or malfunction, call the personal injury attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 today. Most people assume that car accidents are caused by human error, and while this is true, a significant portion of car crashes are also caused by defects and inconsistencies in the manufacture of the vehicle. If your car has defects, it is not safe to drive no matter how careful you are. Defective automobiles can cause accidents on their own, or make collisions more severe. The manufacturer of the car can usually be held responsible for these errors in manufacturing.
If you were the victim of a car accident caused by a malfunctioning or defective vehicle, you may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer of the vehicle. A Minnesota vehicle defects and malfunctions attorney will hold your car’s manufacturer accountable for your injuries and the damage done to your vehicle. Contact Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 to learn how.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Recovering from an accident is a difficult process physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is imperative that you are able to concentrate on regaining your health. At the same time, you should not have to be the one paying for your injuries and related expenses. If you want to hold the liable party responsible for their negligence and for the pain and suffering they have caused you and your family, you must hire a personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will be able to get you the full amount of financial compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery.
Lawyers are familiar with the law and the steps required to bring a successful injury claim. They can investigate your accident, gather the necessary evidence, and craft a compelling claim to get you far more compensation than you would likely be able to get on your own.
Why Robert Wilson & Associates?
At Robert Wilson & Associates we treat every client like family. The aftermath of a traumatic car accident could prove to be some of the worst months or, even, years of your life. Your health has been derailed, you are not able to enjoy the things you once did, you are swamped with insurance paperwork, and you are staring into the cold, complicated world of personal injury claims.
At Robert Wilson & Associates, we understand how difficult this time can be. We will walk you step-by-step through the legal process and ensure that getting the money you deserve for your suffering is not a source of extra stress. Our goal is to get you the absolute maximum compensation possible so you can recover and get back to doing what you love most. We have been helping our neighbors in Minnesota since 1991, and in that time we have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
What Do I Need to Know About Car Defects and Malfunctions?
Countless numbers of parts go into manufacturing an automobile. Unfortunately, with the addition of each new part, multiple opportunities for assembly error are possible. Problems with the initial design and inaccuracies during the manufacture of the car are common causes of car accidents and injury. Today, many new cars have advanced safety features, such as blind spot detection and braking systems that stop the vehicle before impact. However, car manufacturers often cut corners in an effort to reduce costs and increase profits. Your vehicle’s safety features could be compromised by the negligence of a manufacturer, and automobile manufacturers aren’t the only liable party. Inadequate vehicle inspections and improper repairs can endanger your safety and the safety of your passengers.
Common types of car defects and malfunctions include:
- Brake Failure — The brakes are the most important safety feature a car has to offer. Unfortunately, there are several ways in which the brakes can be compromised and put your life in danger, including fluid leakage, defective brake adjusters, overly worn or improper disc brake rotors, defective springs, defective vacuum assist, and uneven brake power.
- Tire Defects — Tires, unlike brakes, are often overlooked when considering the safety features of a car. However, well-functioning and well-maintained tires are key to a safe driving experience. Today’s tires are complicated pieces of engineering, calibrated with specific dimensions and materials for a safe and optimal driving experience. In the process of tire development, there are myriad ways in which the tire can become dangerously defective. Common defects found in tires include the use of inferior material or improper rubber, tread separation, inadequate adhesive, overly thin sidewalls, and tire warping.
- Crumple Zone Defects — Most cars and trucks on the road today are required to have a crumple zone, which is the area on a car that is meant to bend, thus reducing the force of impact in case of a crash. The crumple zone material must be suited to the vehicle, and the manufacturing of that material must be carefully crafted so that it performs as expected in a car crash. If the crumple zone is not properly constructed, it will not protect the driver or passengers and can increase the severity of injuries from a car accident.
- Fuel-Related Defects — Sometimes, after a car accident, the vehicle bursts into flames. This might be the result of a defect in the fuel line. Problems in fuel line manufacturing and assembling can lead to post-collision, fuel-fed fires, which are extremely dangerous and can cause serious and even fatal injuries
- Roof Crush/Rollovers — If the roof or support structures of the vehicle are not constructed appropriately, severe and fatal injuries can result.
- Airbag Failures — Airbags are one of the most critical vehicle safety features. Airbag technology has advanced significantly in the last few decades, reducing the number and severity of car accident-related injury. However, if the airbag is not constructed correctly, drivers and passengers are not protected and are likely to sustain a greater number of injuries that are more serious than if they had a properly functioning airbag.
- Seatbelt Failures — Without a properly functioning seatbelt, serious injuries are more likely to occur during a car accident. Faulty seatbelts may allow passengers to be thrown from their vehicles in the event of a crash.
It is possible that a vehicle defect contributed to your accident without your knowledge, which is why it is imperative for you to contact a lawyer from Robert Wilson & Associates as soon as possible. We can investigate your crash to determine the cause and identify the responsible party. We can then hold that party financially liable and get you the money you need and deserve.
If your accident injuries were the result of a malfunctioning or defective car part, contact the auto accident attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 today. With our help, you have a far greater chance of receiving all of the money you are entitled to after you crash.