When you buy a car, you expect it to work properly. Unfortunately, ever since cars and automobiles have been woven into the fabric of American life, they have been a source of injuries and accidents through things like improperly designed seat belts, tires that blow out, motorcycles that tremble when driven at high speeds, and vehicles that roll over due to a poor design.
Defects in cars or car parts may occur at the design stage or the manufacturing phase, or both. Some of the most common problems with cars and car parts include defective tires, air bags, seat belts, malfunctioning accelerators or brakes, and inadequate roofs.
When an automobile company releases a subpar product, or a mechanic does an unsatisfactory job repairing your vehicle, you can end up getting injured in an accident on the road. Don't let another person's negligence put you in harm's way.
The law mandates car makers and manufacturers of car parts and products to ensure their products are reasonably safe for consumers. The law additionally requires manufacturers to recall products that have dangerous designs or defects. Vehicles may also be deemed defective if they fail crashworthiness tests. With a defective car, occupants suffer greater injuries than could reasonably be expected due to defective design or manufacturing. Defects are sometimes the result of companies trying to save money or increase manufacturing speed.