Motor vehicles are the most commonly used mode of transportation in this country, and every day we place our trust in the fact that these vehicles will operate as intended in a safe and reliable manner. Due to the high speeds reached and the number of vehicles on the road, defects in automobiles constitute one of the most dangerous areas of products liability, potentially causing multi-vehicle accidentsand catastrophic injuries.
Injured? Let us help: request a free consultationto discuss your options with a Colorado Springs car accident attorney.
While car accidents far too often lead to serious injury and even death, the risk of this taking place is far greater when a part of the car is defective and creates undue risk to passengers. When, for example, unintended acceleration occurs, an otherwise careful driver may lose control of the vehicle through no fault of their own. Cars that are poorly designed and unstable can roll over in an accident, greatly increasing the risk of serious injury for those inside, especially if the roof structure does not measure up to federal standards; in this case, the roof can be crushed, collapsing into the occupants.
Car parts that are often defective include:
- Air Bags
- Brake Mechanism
- Seat belts
- Structural Elements
- Electrical system
- Fuel system
- Steering system
Defective airbags or seat belts fail to protect the car's occupants from striking other parts of the vehicle, and when an occupant is ejected from the vehicle, there is grave danger of being run over by the same or a different vehicle. In our state of Colorado, a defective auto part alone is grounds enough for a car company to be liable for damages incurred, without any further evidence of negligence.
When automobile manufacturers fail to maintain a reasonable standard of safety in their products, lives are at risk. Unfortunately, in many cases, it is cheaper for a company to continue making cars with defective parts, rather than initiating a recall or switching to a more expensive but safer method of production. A personal injury lawsuit is frequently what it takes to initiate change within a corporation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that you believe is the result of a defective auto part, don't hesitate to get in touch with The Law Firm of Ted Bills immediately. An experienced auto accident attorney, Ted is prepared to negotiate and litigate fiercely on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve and to hold the responsible driver liable.
- Personable, Trustworthy, and Highly Experienced in Both Negotiation and Litigation
- The Experience and Determination to Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
- 100% Committed to Client Satisfaction and Well-Being
- Prior Medical Experience From Working at Memorial Hospital
- Has Been Practicing Personal Injury Law For Over 15 Years
- Has Recovered More Than $50M in Settlements