Video: Why Accidents Involving Aftermarket Vehicles Occur
When an aftermarket vehicle, such as a recreational vehicle (RV) or limousine, is involved in an accident, often times a defect is the cause and the resulting injuries are catastrophic. Modifications made to a vehicle after it leaves the original manufacturer are considered “aftermarket.”
It is common for consumers or businesses to unknowingly purchase vehicles that have been substantially changed from their original manufactured condition – either because aftermarket or salvage parts were used during repairs, or because the vehicle itself was modified before put into use. These changes are particularly common in:
Read more about the hidden dangers of aftermarket products.
We Have Won Millions for Clients
in Aftermarket Vehicle Cases
Many times aftermarket vehicle defects are not identified and lawsuits are not pursued, which results in a missed opportunity to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. For more than three decades, clients and referring attorneys across the country have relied on Langdon & Emison to identify and litigate aftermarket vehicle cases. The example below demonstrates our experience in this area of practice.
$2.15 million jury verdict, Defective Camper Trailer, Ludwick v. United Expresslines
A family of four was asphyxiated in their RV trailer while attending and participating in automobile races at the Mid-American Raceway near Wentzville, Mo. Langdon & Emison’s legal team successfully showed that the trailer was defectively designed and manufactured and failed to incorporate warning systems for the detection of carbon monoxide gas.
- Emison, Brett. “’Altered Reality’: Hidden Dangers of Modified Products and After-Market Components.” Illinois Trial Journal.
- Emison, Brett. “Get Educated: The Dangers of Aftermarket Vehicles.” The Safety Report.
- Emison, Brett. “Aftermarket Parts and Their Consequences in Litigation.” American Lawyer Media.
- Emison, J. Kent and Brett Emison. “Danger on the Open Road.” Trial. American Association for Justice.
Contact Langdon & Emison
If you’ve been involved in an accident involving an aftermarket vehicle, contact Langdon & Emison to find out if a defect was responsible. To reach our attorneys, call 800-397-4910 or click on the button below.