While drivers can make errors or act recklessly and cause others to suffer from serious injuries, in some cases, vehicle equipment defects can result in traffic accidents and severe injuries. When this happens, the manufacturer of the defective equipment and/or any mechanic who may have worked on such equipment could be held liable for victims’ injuries, medical bills, property damage, lost wages and mental anguish. Some of the most common types of vehicle equipment malfunctions that cause car accident injuries include:
- Airbag failures
- Braking system failures
- Seatbelt defects
- Poorly designed floor mats (that can lodge under accelerator or brake pedals)
- Faulty vehicle wiring
- Tire defects (which can increase the likelihood of tire blowouts and/or detreading).
Injuries Caused by Defective Vehicle Equipment
Some of the most common types of injuries that can be caused by traffic accidents resulting from defective vehicle equipment include (but are not limited to):
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Cuts, bruising and burns
- Back, neck and/or spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Traumatic brain injury.
St. Louis Vehicle Injury Lawsuits
The St. Louis vehicle injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in catastrophic injury cases, traffic accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death cases, defective product and dangerous drug cases and various other areas of personal injury litigation. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.
If you have suffered from any type of injury that was caused by a defective car or motor vehicle part, we encourage you to email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at (573) 333-3333 for our Missouri office or at (618) 888-8888 for our Illinois office. We offer free consultations.