AUTO PRODUCT LIABILITY IN NEW YORK
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When you think of car accidents, you probably think of negligent drivers, poor weather conditions, or even bad roads. Surprisingly, some car accidents are caused by factors that are outside of drivers’ control. In the past, defective car parts (brakes, wheels, tires, etc.) have been recalled in popular vehicles. In other words, auto manufacturers make mistakes. Sometimes, these mistakes cause traffic accidents. At Greenberg & Stein, our New York City car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of defective auto products obtain the financial compensation that they need and deserve after a serious accident. If you need a car accident lawyer in New York City, work with our firm for the legal guidance that you need.
Common defective auto parts include:
- Airbags and Seat Belts
Anyone who has been involved in a car accident knows how important it is to have the protection of a seat belt and air bag. When these safety devices fail to work properly, however, the result injuries can be catastrophic and even deadly. Defective seat belts include belts that fail to lock or spool out improperly, and defective air bags include bags that do not deploy upon impact. Children, in particular, are affected.
- Unintended Acceleration
The massive Toyota vehicle recall of 2010 was for the purpose of fixing the mechanical sticking of the accelerator pedal that caused unintended acceleration. Because of this defect, Toyota recalled approximately 2.3 million vehicles and certain models of the Lexus and Pontiac models as well.
- Rollovers and Roof Crush
When vehicles are not made with the correct stability measurements, it is easy for a car or truck to rollover. When this started to happen, many vehicles were found to have roofs that could not sustain the weight of the vehicle and countless drivers and passengers were suffering deadly injuries. SUVs are three times more likely to roll over than passenger cars, and roof crush injury is the most common result.
- Defective Tires
Tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle because they are the only part that is in constant contact with the ground. When the design of a tire is defective, the tire can operate in an unsafe way. Tire tread separation and tire failure can be caused by contaminants entering the tire mold and the use of poor rubber stock.
New York City Car Accident Lawyers
We have more than 50 years of collective legal experience handling personal injury claims in New York City. During this time, our team has recovered millions of dollars for victims of negligence. One of our attorneys is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, each a distinction earned by less than 1% of lawyers nationwide. We will fight tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve, so call today and schedule a consultation with a New York City personal injury attorney from our firm.
If you’re looking for an attorney for your car accident case in New York City, New York, then do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Greenberg & Stein, P.C. for a free consultation to discuss your case.