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Saturday, January 30, 2016

How To Proceed When You Are Injured Due To A Vehicle Defect

What should you do after being injured in an accident that was caused all or in part by a defective vehicle?

Cars are made up of thousands of components.  Unfortunately, when one component is defective it can easily cause an accident.  If you were injured in an automobile accident as the result of a defective car part, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced attorney can represent you in bringing a products liability lawsuit against the auto manufacturer and other parties.  Steps You Can Take After an Accident

If you know what caused the accident or exacerbated your injuries (for example your airbag deployed for no reason or your accelerator got stuck) it is important to bring the vehicle to a mechanic you trust so that they can document this.  If you are unsure what caused the accident or your injuries, but believe that it may have been a defective part, you should also immediately  bring your vehicle to a trusted mechanic so that they can determine whether a faulty component was at play. Once you find that a defective component was involved you should then look to see whether the manufacturer ever issued a recall.

Some common defects of automobiles include:

  • Airbag failure
  • Premature airbag deployment
  • Breaking or unhooking of seatbelts
  • Unintended acceleration
  • Brake failure
  • Roof collapse

At this point, you should take it upon yourself to document as much as you can about the accident.  Get the mechanics findings in writing and gather police reports and insurance records.  You should also take pictures of the vehicle inside and out.

Once you have done all this you are ready to speak to an attorney.  You should seek out someone who is experienced with auto defect litigation and who deals with car manufacturers on a regular basis.  


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25 Regency Plaza, Glen Mills, PA 19342
| Phone: 888-830-1474
309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

301 Grant Street, One Oxford Center, Suite 4300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

101 Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ 07068

About Us | Our Team | Do I Have A Case? | Auto Recalls

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25 Regency Plaza, Glen Mills, PA 19342 | 309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
301 Grant Street, One Oxford Center, Suite 4300, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | 101 Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ 07068
Phone: 888-830-1474

888.830.1474