Auto Defects

Car Defect Cause an Accident? You Have Legal Options

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Injuries caused by car defects are sometimes known as the “accident within the accident.” When vehicle components such as tires, seat belts, air bags and other safety components fail to perform as intended, serious injury or death can result. In these cases, the manufacturer of the vehicle or auto component may be liable.

At the Albany, NY-based personal injury law firm of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our lawyers will investigate all parties who may be responsible for your injuries, including the manufacturer of your vehicle or vehicle components such as tires. Contact us today for an initial consultation to find out where you stand in your defective product case.

What Is an Auto Defect?

The safety components of a motor vehicle are there because we know there are going to be accidents. The question is: will the safety components protect you from injury? Or will a defect in those components cause you to be injured?

Here are examples of vehicle defects that can cause accidents or make injuries suffered in an accident worse:

  • Unintended acceleration
  • Tire blowouts
  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Roofs that crush when a vehicle rolls over
  • Seat belts that fail to function
  • Air bags that fail to deploy when there is an impact or deploy with a minor impact
  • Door latches that fail in an accident, allowing a passenger to be ejected

Even if the accident was your fault, you may be entitled to seek compensation if your injuries were caused by failure of the vehicle’s safety components to protect you.

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Contact us for a free consultation by phone at (518) 284-3183 or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. We are here to help you through this difficult situation.

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