Personal Injury Caused by a Defective Vehicle

There have been several different types of accidents caused by defective vehicles over the past decades. Some involved faulty tires, roll-over hazards or wobbly motorcycles. Lawsuits arising from these accidents can be classified as product liability claims and generally fall under two types:

1. Vehicles and/or vehicle parts with manufacturing defects. If there was a mistake in production or substandard materials were used for vehicles or their parts, this may lead to a product liability lawsuit. Many examples of this type have occurred over time including faulty tires, gas pedals, seat belts and others.

2. Vehicles and/or vehicle parts with unreasonably dangerous design defects. Examples of this type could include the motorcycle that wobbles at higher speeds and SUVs or ATVs that easily roll over.

If you have been injured in an accident which was caused by these defects, you may have a claim for product liability against a number of defendants.

If you are the driver of the vehicle, the passenger of the vehicle, or in another vehicle involved in the accident, you should contact our office. In other words, it is not necessary for you to own the defective vehicle to pursue a claim for your injuries.

Additionally, you may have the option of pursuing two separate claims - one for product liability and the other for negligence against other drivers. It is not necessary to choose either one claim or the other. Both may be available to you. Call our attorneys today and discuss your questions with us.

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