San Diego, CA Motor Vehicle Recall Attorneys
Motor Vehicle Defect Accident Lawyers in Southern California
Hundreds of motor vehicle accidents occur on California roads and highways every day, and thousands of people are injured or killed in these accidents. Some of these accidents are caused by manufacturing or design defects in the vehicles themselves. When a collision is caused at least in part by a motor vehicle defect, the manufacturer can be held liable for any resulting injuries or fatalities. At the San Diego product liability law firm of Martinez & Schill LLP, we have the skill and knowledge to handle often complex cases involving motor vehicle defects. Our San Diego motor vehicle defect injury attorneys know how to build compelling and effective cases for compensation, and we aggressively represent our clients’ rights and interests throughout the legal process.
Types of Dangerous Motor Vehicle Defects
Motor vehicle defects are not at all uncommon, and most new cars experience a handful of recalls for minor repairs. In the case of some vehicles, however, the defects involve safety equipment, essential car parts, or the overall design. If these defects are not repaired, they can contribute to a serious collision that can have severe consequences. Some examples of dangerous motor vehicle defects from recent history include:
- Faulty ignition switches (At the center of a recent legal firestorm for GM);
- Unintended acceleration;
- Brake failure;
- SUV and pickup truck rollover design defects;
- Defective tires;
- Seat belt failures;
- Airbag failures;
- Fuel pump failures;
- Door latch/lock defects; and
- Lack of side impact protection.
Manufacturers can be held liable for an accident caused by a manufacturing or design defect even if they have issued a recall for that defect, as you may not have been aware of the recall. Additionally, it is not strictly necessary for the manufacturer to have been aware of the problem beforehand, as they are responsible for the production of a safe vehicle.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by a motor vehicle defect, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We will go over the circumstances of your accident and explain your legal options. Our firm is located in San Diego and Riverside, and we work with clients throughout Southern California. Our San Diego m otor vehicle defect injury attorneys offer flexible scheduling for consultation appointments and will come to you if your injuries prevent you from traveling. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you do not have to pay attorney fees until we win.