New York Automotive Defects Lawyer
When you see a car accident on the roadway, you may be quick to blame someone, and more often than not, it’s the driver. They were probably on their phone. They should have been more careful.
However, the driver is not always at fault. It may not be the other driver’s fault either. There are cases in which an automotive defect is to blame. A defect occurs when an auto part is designed or manufactured incorrectly, causing it to not work as intended.
A defect is a serious situation. Sometimes they are caught in time and recalled, causing few injuries. Then there are situations in which auto manufacturers are in denial about any problems. They think their vehicles are 100% safe — no ifs, ands, or buts.
Defects can cause a vehicle to suddenly crash. Many people are seriously injured or killed in these accidents.
If your vehicle crashes due to a defect, someone needs to be held liable. It could be the auto manufacturer, a parts manufacturer, or a middleman. The New York automotive defects lawyers from Cohan Law Firm can help determine liability so you get the compensation you deserve.
Common Defective Auto Parts
There are many parts of a vehicle that can be defective. They include the following:
Airbags. Airbags are some of the most important safety features in a vehicle. When they are working properly, they can prevent serious injuries. When they are defective, they can have deadly consequences. They may deploy suddenly, causing facial injuries. Sometimes the problem is faulty installation.
Brakes. The brakes in your vehicle are made up of many moving parts to bring you safely to a stop. When your brake system is defective, you may not be able to stop in time. Brake lines may snap, causing a serious accident.
Accelerator. The accelerator can also be defective. It may stick, causing the vehicle to reach high speeds with no way to slow down or stop. This can cause drivers to panic as their car speeds out of control.
Tires. Tires are the sole point of contact on the road between you and your vehicle. They need to be in good condition if you want your car to get you from place to place safely. Your tires may seem to be working fine, but a small defect can cause a blowout or loss of tread, which can be dangerous.
Steering systems. Steering systems can lock up, preventing you from avoiding collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, and other hazards. Steering errors are often ignored by automakers to avoid costly recalls.
Contact Cohan Law Firm Today
We trust our vehicles to get from place to place safely. While regular maintenance is required, we expect to encounter no major issues as we get from Point A to Point B.
If an auto defect has injured or killed a loved one, seek legal advice from the team at Cohan Law Firm. Our New York automotive defects lawyers will hold the responsible parties liable for your damages. Fill out the online form or call our office at (855) 855-0321 to schedule a free consultation.