Recently there has been significant news about the future of driving. More specifically, the possibility of self-driving automobiles appears to be on the horizon. What was once a futuristic concept left for science fiction and theme parks now appears to be inching closer to reality. Although self-driving automobiles would theoretically cut down on driver negligence as a cause of accidents, a more concerning hazard would still be at the forefront of road travel. No matter who is driving, automobiles are complex machines that need to be manufactured, and errors in auto manufacturing lead to horrific injuries every year.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a manufacturing defect, hiring an experienced New York auto accident lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP can help you identify the next steps that need to be taken to recover for your injuries.
Types of Auto Manufacturing Defect Claims
Two significant defects in auto manufacturing most frequently lead to claims for recovery when an accident occurs. First, auto manufacturers can be liable when the cars they produce are defective as a whole or are manufactured with defective parts. Such errors result at the location where the vehicle was produced, and can even occur when the vehicle or part has been on the market for some time before the defect was discovered.
Another significant type of claim arises from vehicles or parts that were properly manufactured, but are discovered to be inherently dangerous after they have been in the public for some time. Such claims often arise when a number of individuals begin seeing similar malfunctions in their automobile that lead to accidents and injuries of the same or a similar type. Just because a product has been in the marketplace for some time and appears to be safe does not mean the manufacturer can escape liability when the product or part proves to be dangerous or the cause of accidents and injury.
In either case manufacturing errors have long been proven to be the cause of significant injuries that can cause liability for a number of entities, often times for the auto manufacturer and potentially the dealer. The National Highway Transportation Safety Authority has conducted numerous studies into automotive defects and recalls and urges consumers to report any potential manufacturing defects to that agency (as well as contacting an experienced attorney).
Hire a Brooklyn Auto Accident Lawyer
Auto accident cases involving potential manufacturing defects are complex and contain multiple legal issues and unique facts that need to be evaluated before the decision is made to file a civil lawsuit against a number of potentially liable entities. Accordingly, if you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident and suspect that there may have been a defective automobile or part that contributed to the accident do not wait to call an experienced Brooklyn accident attorneys at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP at (718) 875-3550 for a free consultation. We will evaluate the merits of your case and advise you as to the proper course of action immediately.