On average, over 6 million automobile accidents occur in the United States every year, causing more than 3 million injuries and 30,000-plus deaths.
In most instances, trial lawyers focus solely on the negligence of the driver who caused the accident, which usually results in a settlement with the insurance company for the policy limits, which can be as little as $15,000 under state minimum insurance liability laws.
Focusing solely on driver negligence, however, ignores the possibility that there was a defect with one of the automobiles that caused the accident or exacerbated injuries.
For instance, a passenger whose seat was reclined at the time of an impact may be much more seriously injured than an upright occupant, yet consumers are not informed of this danger. A faulty fuel line could turn a minor crash into a blazing fire. Justice and the rights of victims demand that automakers be held accountable.
Typical defects in design or manufacture include:
- Car Fire and Fuel System Defects
- Tire Defects
- Seat Belt Defects
- Airbag Defects
- Seat Defects
- Reclined Seats
- Child Seat Defects
- Stability and Rollover Defects
- Large Truck / Semi Truck Defects
Attorneys at Langdon & Emison have extensive experience in automobile accident cases and always consider the possibility that a product defect was a contributing factor to the victims injuries. We evaluate every case for potential product defect claims to bring all responsible parties to justice and maximize recovery. If you are the victim of serious personal injury or if a loved one suffered a wrongful death from a motor vehicle accident, contact Langdon & Emison to consult with an experienced attorney today.