Automotive defects are more common than most people realize. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), since the enactment of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1996, which has been recodified as 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301, over 390 million cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, and recreational vehicles have been recalled to fix safety defects. In addition, there have been about 46 million tires, 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment, and 42 million child safety seats recalled during this same timeframe.
As larger amounts of vehicles are being recalled due to various manufacturing defects and design flaws, it is more important than ever for consumers to be aware of vehicle safety. However, it is the responsibility of all auto manufacturers, designers, and retailers to provide safe, reliable vehicles that will not cause any harm to motorists and passengers. Unfortunately, car manufacturing companies sometimes choose to disregard that duty, endangering the lives of millions of people who purchase and use their automobiles.
Injuries sustained in an auto accident can be life-altering in many ways.
Breach of Duty to Consumers
Vehicles are supposed to undergo extensive design and manufacturing processes as well as thorough testing before being placed on the market. However, when major automotive companies put profits before consumer safety, individuals who suffer injury as a result often experience significant financial, emotional, and physical challenges. Injuries sustained in an auto accident can be life-altering in many ways. From a financial standpoint, mounting medical bills and lost wages due to the inability to work put further stress on a person when they’ve been seriously injured. Not only that, the physical and emotional trauma suffered can result in decreased quality of life, among other life-changing issues.
Types of Auto Defects and Accidents
Some of the most common auto product liability cases relate to, but are not limited to, the following:
- SUV rollover
- Roof crush
- Seat belt defects
- Defective airbags
- Passenger ejections
- 15-passenger vans
- Tire blow-outs and tread separation
- Fuel systems
- Sudden acceleration
- Braking system failure
- Vehicle fires
- Wrongful death
Legal and Medical Leverage for Effective Case Results
Because of the many risks posed by a wide variety of auto design flaws and manufacturing defects, victims of defective car parts need an Omaha injury attorney who understands that each case is different and requires specific approaches unique to an accident’s circumstances. While automotive companies may think they can escape liability when innocent people are injured or killed, the Omaha auto product liability attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC boldly utilizes effective litigation to acquire full and just compensation for auto defect victims. We help our clients understand all of their legal rights and make sure that guilty parties who are responsible for your accident are held accountable.
Contact an Omaha Auto Product Liability Attorney Today for Legal Help!
Our experienced Nebraska product liability attorneys at Cullan & Cullan LLC will use every available resource from expert witnesses, accident reconstruction, physical evidence, and other resources to present an accurate and conclusive case. If you or someone you love has been injured by a faulty vehicle or auto part, please call our office at (402) 704-3537 for a free consultation and review of your claim.
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