Category: Automotive Defects

Crashworthiness

Crashworthiness describes an automobile’s ability to protect a driver and passengers during an accident. All vehicles should be deemed “crashworthy” before being introduced to the public. Crashwworthiness lawsuits deal with injuries not incurred from an initial auto accident but injuries caused by defects in protective equipment. This includes seat belts, airbags, roof stability, seat strength,

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Tire Defects

After a car accident, it is easy to blame another driver for negligence. However, the reason for the accident may stem from defective tires. Defects in tires may cause blowouts, which lead to a sudden loss of control. Devastating injuries may result. Common Tire Defects The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states tires can fail

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Car Fires and Explosions

Auto accidents account for nearly 3 million injuries a year. Depending on the circumstances, a car may catch fire or explode. After this occurs, the car suffers expensive damage, and the occupants may be severely burned or worse. Causes of Car Fires and Explosions There are various reasons behind car fires and explosions. Design flaws

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SUV Rollovers

It is a misconception that large SUVs are safer than small passenger vehicles. Even though SUVs may absorb damage better than small cars, they are at a higher risk for rollovers, which often end with terrible injuries or death. Many SUV manufacturers design vehicles with top-heavy styling and narrow wheel bases. This raises the likelihood

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Car Door Defects

Car doors serve as a line of defense and protection. However, when these doors contain defects, serious injuries may result. The most common car door defects occur with the latches. Door Latch Malfunctions When car door latches are defective, the doors may fly open, especially upon impact. This causes a passenger or driver to be

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Defective Auto Glass

An automobile is filled with glass. The windshield and other windows act as protective barriers that prevent ejection. Some glass reinforces the roof to add protection during a rollover. However, when auto glass contains defects, protective properties disappear and danger may result. Various Forms of Glass Used in Vehicles Recent regulations in the auto industry

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Airbag Malfunction

Airbags are meant to save lives. They inflate when a car has been in an accident so that a driver and passengers avoid injuries. However, when these devices malfunction, they cause more harm than good. Common Airbag Malfunctions Over the last two decades, 3 million vehicles have been recalled for airbag malfunctions. These problems occur

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Child Seat Defects

Child seats are made to protect young travelers. However, certain designs contain defects, which lead to catastrophic injuries or death. In many situations, properly designed safety seats would prevent these tragedies. Unbelievably, the child safety and automobile industries refuse to take responsibility for these occurrences. Most manufacturers blame innocent parents for the problems. Common Car

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