Our auto accident lawyers in Michigan represent clients who have suffered significant injuries in a Michigan car accident. While driver error is the most common cause of an auto accident, there are still situations in which an auto defect was a cause or major contributing factor to the accident. When serious injury or death results from a defective condition on a car, it can give rise to a products liability lawsuit
Common Types of Product Liability Auto Defect Cases
Although car companies always promote the safety of their automobiles in their advertisements and brochures, the simple truth is that many cars are either designed improperly or built defectively before they are sold to consumers. If a defective vehicle is not recalled and repaired prior to an auto accident, the driver or passengers can suffer injuries in the car accident that may have been avoidable.
Some common types of auto defects that give rise to a products liability lawsuit, include:
- Defective airbags that do not deploy during an accident
- Airbags that cause the injuries themselves, including facial fractures and facial burns
- seat belts that do unbuckle at the time of an accident
- Seatbacks that fail during an accident and cause spinal injuries
- Roofs that collapse and fail during a rollover accident
- Vehicles that that have fires and explosions from an accident
There are other types of auto defects that contribute to major injuries in an accident.
What To Do if Injured in A Car Accident Due To A Defective Auto
If you or someone you know was injured or died in a car accident due to what you believe was an auto defect, it is important that you know what to do. First, it is essential that the car is stored in the same condition as it was at the time of the accident. This means that the vehicle should be stored in a secure facility and that no repairs should be made to the car. It also means that no parts should be removed or replaced after the accident. It is necessary to preserve the vehicle so that an automotive engineer and crash analysis expert can inspect the car to see if the car was defective.
It is also important to take photographs and video of the car so that the condition of the vehicle after the accident can be best understood. This provides very valuable evidence to automotive experts and accident reconstruction experts. Photographs of a defective automobile are also very compelling to show to a jury at trial.
Finally, it is essential that you contact an experienced Michigan auto accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident to investigate your case and the cause of the injuries suffered in the accident. Our experienced law firm will immediately begin our investigation, assist you with your claims process, and determine if there is a valid products liability lawsuit that can be filed for your accident. If there is a potential defective automobile case, we will preserve your vehicle and hire an automotive engineering expert to inspect the vehicle for defects.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Auto Defect Accident Cases
We will represent you in your recent auto defect accident in Michigan case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
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