Mobile Car Accident Lawyers
Alabama Car Defect Injury Claim Attorneys
Auto makers are a business, and therefore their first priority is profit. When they decide to avoid extra cost by overlooking the safety of their customers, they are liable for resulting injuries.
Car companies have — not only a moral — but a legal duty to incorporate modern safety features into their cars. It's hard to believe that a generation ago many cars didn't even have seat belts. But as air bags and other improvements evolved they have become mandatory on all cars sold in the U.S., whether manufactured here or abroad.
These features include those intended for the vehicle to operate safely (tires, brakes, etc), as well as those intended to protect us in an accident (seat belts, air bags, frame construction). Some features take both into account. For example, fuel systems should be designed to avoid fire in an accident. A car that is properly built is "crashworthy."
Even if you were at fault in the crash, injuries that are worse than they should be are a basis to hold the manufacturer accountable for this. People die in accidents they should survive, because components such as the fuel tank are not as safe as they should be.
Motor Vehicle Defects
A defect may be traced to the design, manufacturer or assembly of an automobile. Here are some components that are frequently found defective:
- Air bags
- Seat belts
- Roofs not strong enough
- Door latches
- Child restraints
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an auto accident where some defect may have contributed to the losses, call McCleave Denson Shields, LLC. We are an AV* rated firm. Our attorneys have more than 75 years combined experience. Call 251-272-3845 or contact the Mobile car accident injury attorneys online.
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