Defective cars, trucks, and SUVs kill thousands of people every year. Poorly designed vehicles are not crashworthy and may actually increase the chance of injury and/or death. To be crashworthy, a vehicle design must protect its occupants during a collision, crash, or SUV rollover accident. While technology exists to help manufacturers build safer cars and trucks, the auto industry often prioritizes economics over vehicle occupant safety. Eyeing the bottom line, auto and truck makers omit or shortcut on important safety features including:
- Side impact protection
- Rollover protection
- Door locks and latches
- Fuel systems
When a vehicle manufacturer, designer, or distributor fails in their duty to provide reasonably safe equipment when used as advertised, they are considered negligent under the law. Those injured or the families of those killed in vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of others are entitled to file a civil action lawsuit against those who caused them harm. Compensation for damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Experienced Defective Vehicle Representation
Proving negligence takes an investment of time, experience and resources – advantages that only a qualified defective automobile attorney can provide. The lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers have helped many clients receive the compensation they deserve after being injured due to a defective auto. We will put the vast resources of a large national law firm to work for you, ensuring the greatest likelihood of receiving a fair settlement that will help you move on with your life.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a defective vehicle, please contact our attorneys today to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Jacoby & Meyers has offices nationwide.