Miami Automotive Product Defect Attorney
Most car accidents are caused by driver negligence, and some car accident lawyers focus solely on driver negligence as the cause of the crash and the source of compensation for their client. But as attorneys with decades of experience handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death matters in Miami, including cases involving defective products, Alan Goldfarb, P.A. understands that many vehicle accidents are due at least in part to an automotive defect. Consider the fact that since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began recalling vehicles for safety-related defects in 1966, more than 390 million cars, trucks and other vehicles, as well as 46 million tires, 42 million child safety seats, and 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment have been recalled due to safety defects.
When automobiles and their components are defectively designed or defectively manufactured, or when necessary and proper safety warnings are not given, the automakers can be strictly liable for their failures. At Alan Goldfarb, P.A., we have the will, the ability and the resources to go up against the auto giants when their faulty vehicles cause serious injury.
Automotive Design Defects
Many times, the fault in a vehicle lies in the way it is designed. For instance, if the wires in the electrical system are placed too near the fuel lines, fuel-fed fires and explosions can result from an impact, causing severe burn injuries in a collision that might otherwise have caused only minor injuries. Likewise, an SUV, pickup truck or other vehicle designed with its center of gravity too high can make the vehicle tend to rollover in a sharp turn or side impact, and lack of reinforcing materials may cause a roof crush, leading to spinal cord injuries, amputations and other catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Automobile Manufacturing Defects
Even when properly designed, vehicle components may be manufactured with substandard components, or they may be installed incorrectly. Seat back failures, tire failures, brake failures, and seat belt malfunctions or failures of air bags to deploy have all led to serious personal injuries and fatalities.
Automakers Liable for Failure to Warn
Sometimes cars are built with features that can be dangerous when used in certain ways; carmakers have an obligation to warn of such dangers and can be liable when they don’t. An example is the fact that passengers involved in car crashes when their seats are reclined may suffer much more serious injuries than if they were upright, but the automaker may not place the proper warning that lets people know it is dangerous to ride while the seat is reclined. In fact, some car companies show people in reclined seats as part of their advertising, implying that such behavior is safe.
Get Help with Your Miami Automobile Accident and Injuries
The attorneys at Alan Goldfarb, P.A. carefully investigate each crash from every angle to identify all of the potentially responsible parties. When an automotive defect caused or contributed to the car accident, we take steps to hold the automakers accountable under the appropriate legal principle.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Miami car accident, rest assured that the car accident attorneys at Alan Goldfarb, P.A. have the knowledge, skill and experience necessary to handle your case with a high level of attention and expertise. Call us at 305.371.3111 or toll free at 866.936.9761, or contact us online for a free consultation.