Equipment Defects

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers Represent Victims Injured By Defective Vehicles

Automakers have a responsibility to their consumers, who count on their cars to keep them safe.  Sadly, whether by flawed design or mistakes in production, defective vehicles make their way onto our roads, putting drivers and passengers at risk. Also, a car owner’s failure to properly maintain their vehicle may cause it to malfunction and cause a collision. When a vehicle is defective in some way, even the safest driver is at risk of getting into an accident.  The experienced auto accident attorneys in Philadelphia at the Law Offices of Jay L. Edelsteinregret that these preventable accidents occur, but are here to help if you are injured by a defective vehicle.

Many Potential Errors Can Contribute to Vehicle Defect Accidents

When a defect occurs during the manufacturing process, millions of vehicles can be affected before the error is corrected.  In the past two decades, automakers have recalled vehicles for numerous reasons, including:

  • Defective tires that are prone to blowouts
  • Defective fuel lines or tanks, which could easily ignite
  • Faulty brakes
  • Defective seatbelts
  • Airbags that fail to deploy when needed
  • Door lock or latch defects
  • Unsafe child car seats
  • Vehicles prone to rollover, such as SUVs and passenger vans
  • Defective seat backs

Car owners are responsible to ensure that their vehicles are properly maintained.  Regular safety checks are necessary. Brakes need to be serviced and tires need to replaced so that they are operating as intended. If a car owner fails to provide for regular maintenance of his or her vehicle and the vehicle malfunctions as result, the car owner is negligent and may be held accountable when injuries result.

Accidents caused by vehicle defects can result in traumatic brain injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, burns, lost limbs, and paralysis, all of which can have long-lasting, debilitating effects.  Victims of these injuries may be unable to work and can be burdened with costly medical bills, in addition to emotional stress and painful physical symptoms.  In some cases, these tragic accidents result in death.

Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyers at Law Offices of Jay L. Edelstein Advocate for Car Accident Victims

The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay L. Edelstein are dedicated to helping individuals injured due to the negligence of others, including accident cases involving defective vehicles. We understand the complex nature of these cases and will help you through every step of the process.

Our office is conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia, and we serve clients throughoutPennsylvania and New Jersey.  Call us today at 215-893-9311 or 856-809-3150 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our qualified Philadelphia auto accident lawyers.