Defective cars, trucks, and SUVs kill thousands of people every year. Poorly designed vehicles may actually increase the chance of injury and/or death. To be crashworthy, a vehicle should protect its occupants during a collision, not add to the danger. Even though manufacturers certainly have the technology to build safer cars and trucks, too often the auto industry prioritizes economics over vehicle safety. Looking only at their bottom line, auto and truck makers take shortcuts on critical safety features, including airbags, seatbelts, roofs, side impact protection, rollover protection, door locks and latches, and fuel systems.
When a vehicle manufacturer fails in its duty to provide a reasonably safe vehicle, they are considered negligent. Those injured, or the families of those killed, in defective vehicle accidents are entitled to file a civil action lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective vehicle. Compensation for damages may include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, as well as pain and suffering.
Proving negligence takes a significant investment of time, experience and resources – advantages that only a qualified and experienced law firm can provide. M. Adam Jones has helped many clients receive the compensation they deserve after being injured by a defective auto. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a defective vehicle, please contact our office today, and let us help you fight for the compensation you deserve.