Not every car accident is the result of another driver’s careless or reckless actions. Accidents also can be caused by vehicle defects. If your car accident resulted in severe injuries, you should contact a Denver car accident lawyer.
A lawyer can help determine if a manufacturer may be held liable for injuries you sustained as a result of a defect. Compensation could be available.
Common Types of Vehicle Defects
While any part of a car has the potential to be flawed, some defects are more common and more likely to result in devastating consequences. These defects can be caused by an error in design, failure to test appropriately, or not providing adequate warnings to a consumer concerning safety.
Some of the more common types of vehicle defects that are more likely to result in serious injuries or death include:
- safety belt/child restraint malfunction;
- tread separation in tires;
- faulty airbags;
- leaks in gas tanks;
- door latches that suddenly open;
- sudden acceleration;
- faulty steering systems; and
- brakes that fail.
Some of these defects can cause an accident, such as tread separation on a tire. But other defects could fail to provide the protection that otherwise would have existed. In other words, injuries may have been less serious had equipment performed properly, such as the airbag deploying correctly.
Some defects in vehicles also make them more likely to roll over. This is especially true with 15-passenger vans and SUVs.
Liability for a vehicle defect usually rests with the manufacturer of the car or the company responsible for parts and equipment. In some cases, there may be more than one party that is responsible, which may lead to a third-party car accident claim.
Consulting a Denver Car Accident Lawyer
If you suffered serious or life-threatening injuries stemming from a vehicle defect, you may be entitled to compensation. Damages could include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Download a copy of our free eBook, 7 Costly Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case, to learn more about the things you can do to protect your claim. Then contact a personal injury lawyer at D.J. Banovitz, L.L.C.
We can help you learn more about your legal rights. Our law firm serves residents in the greater Denver-Aurora Metro area and other locations throughout Colorado. Call today for a free initial consultation – 1-303-300-5060.