Florida Auto Defects

Every year, people are injured or killed in accidents caused by auto defects. Many have no idea that a defective vehicle or component was responsible for causing the crash or the resulting injuries or fatalities. An Experienced Florida Personal Injury Lawyer in this field will advance the costs and expenses necessary to successfully litigate these cases.

Lack of overall crash-worthiness of a vehicle in terms of engineering defects, design and manufacturing of inadequate component parts, and faulty safety features can be a significant factor in accidents resulting in serious injury or death. A knowledgeable Florida Injury Attorney in the Auto Defects Claims subject will assist you to successfully litigate these cases.

Minimum federal standards have been developed over the years to strengthen the design of passenger vehicles and to protect occupants of all sizes. Crash tests are done by car manufacturers in an effort to ensure those standards are met, but sometimes crash testing in simulated conditions in a lab is not enough. In real-world accidents, design defects become tragically apparent. An Experienced Florida Injury Lawyer in this topic will fight and fight and fight for you.

This is the case for some vehicles that experience an unacceptable degree of "roof crush" in rollover accidents.

A number of SUVs and minivans, particularly 15-passenger vans, have an inadequate roof structure because of poor placement of roof pillars or other design flaws. If the SUV or van rolls over in an accident, the roof caves in. A professional Florida Personal Injury Attorney in this field will advance the costs and expenses necessary to successfully take legal action for you.

While some caving or crushing might be expected, given the violent forces at work in a rollover crash, a properly designed vehicle should leave the passenger compartment largely intact. A weak or defective roof structure that crushes a foot or more on impact puts occupants at risk for head injuries, brain damage, spinal cord injuries and death.

To make matters worse, a displaced roof pillar can cause the seat belt to have slack, leaving sufficient room for the occupant to be thrown violently around the passenger compartment or to be ejected from the car altogether. A skilled Florida Attorney in the Auto Defects Claims area will fight for you.

Other defects can include:

  • Seat back failure : Seat backs can collapse when a vehicle is rear-ended, causing brain damage or spinal cord injury to the person in the seat or injury or death to children sitting behind the collapsing seat and.
  • Seat belt failure : Poor design can cause seat belts to fail to latch properly, or to unlatch at the time of impact in a collision. The problem can cause severe injury or death.
  • Defective air bags : Defective air bags have caused hundreds of victims in Florida and across the U.S. to suffer chemical burns, eye injuries, fractures, head injuries and death.
  • Defective door locks : It is usually safer for occupants to remain in a vehicle rather than to be ejected from the vehicle during a collision. A problem arises when door latches jam, trapping the occupant in a burning vehicle after a crash.
  • Defective child car seats : A weak safety latch on a child's car seat can allow the child to be thrown from the seat during a collision suffering serious injury or death.
  • Sudden Acceleration: Toyota vehicles, among others, have been experiencing problems with sudden acceleration.

Injuries, Fatalities Caused by Faulty Door Latches

Faulty door latches rarely cause car accidents. If a door latch fails during an accident, however, it can contribute to serious injuries or the death of vehicle occupants.

Faulty door latches impair vehicle crash-worthiness — the ability of a vehicle to sustain a crash and still protect occupants.

If a vehicle with a faulty door latch is hit in a certain way, the latch releases and the door is thrown open. Occupants can be ejected from the vehicle, putting them at increased risk of head and brain injury, neck and spinal cord injury, and death.

In other types of crashes, doors may become jammed and occupants cannot escape, which can be deadly if a fire starts.

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If you or a loved one have been injured and need to talk to a seasoned team of professionals, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

Our Motor Vehicle Defects Lawyer team stands behind our clients and we go the extra mile to ensure they get the results, the personal attention, and the legal representation they need and deserve. We never charge you a fee unless we settle or win your case.

Our Motor Vehicle Defects Lawyer team understands how much your future depends on the outcome of your case. We will fight for you and help you recover the maximum compensation available.

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