Auto Defect Accident Attorney in Wilkes-Barre
Auto manufacturers are required to follow strict safety regulations when producing vehicles and auto parts. When they take shortcuts, fail to follow regulations, or fail to warn of a potential problem, innocent people can be harmed or killed. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one killed in an accident caused by a recalled or defective vehicle or a defective part, you need an experienced auto recall injury attorney to protect your rights when dealing with automakers and parts manufacturers and their lawyers and insurance companies.
Auto defects can cause serious or fatal Injuries
The NHTSA reported that 51 million cars were recalled in 2015 for various safety reasons. This included everything from the Takata airbag recall to the GM oil leak and fire hazard to Mazda ignition switches, Ram Truck steering wheel defects and more. These recalls came on the heels of the GM ignition switch recall in 2014, which affected nearly 30 million vehicles worldwide.
Defective cars and trucks or negligently designed or manufactured auto parts can result in devastating injuries and tragic deaths, as seen in the 124 death claims and hundreds of injury claims linked to GM ignition switch failure. The most recent mass-scale recall, Takata airbags, continues to grow and has now affected 14 different automakers and has been linked to 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries from the rupturing airbags. A defect in the airbags is causing them to shoot metal pieces into the autos cabin, putting drivers and passengers in serious risk of injury.
Types of auto defects that cause injuries
- Tire defects/blowouts
- Airbag failure or defects
- Vehicle Rollovers
- Ignition switch defects
- Brake defects
- Steering defects
- Accelerator defects
- Seat belt failure
- Auto electrical defects
- Roof crush
- Defective door latches
- Windshield defects
- Gas tank explosions
When an auto is improperly designed or manufactured, it can result in a defect that causes catastrophic accidents and can injure and kill drivers and other vehicle occupants. If you have been injured in an accident caused by an auto manufacturer’s defect, or a loved one suffered a wrongful death due to a defective or recalled automobile, contact an auto accident attorney in Wilkes-Barre today. We have the experience and resources needed to help you take on a large car manufacturer or the maker of a defective car part. We can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence.