Auto manufacturers are legally liable for injuries that result from defective motor parts, malfunctioning safety devices and design flaws. However, in most cases, auto manufacturers deny responsibility, claiming misuse on the part of a car’s owner is to blame. At the law office of Bordas & Bordas, our skilled product liability attorneys consult design engineers, safety consultants, automotive experts and other professionals to hold car makers financially accountable for failed or defective auto parts. We subpoena internal company documents, crash test information and factory inspection reports regarding roof strength, frame integrity in side impacts, the dependability of seat belt clasps and the rollover propensity of SUVs. Working with experts, we are often able to identify where a manufacturer cut corners to save money at the expense of larger safety concerns.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to a failed or defective auto part, contact a Pittsburgh motor vehicle defects lawyer at Bordas & Bordas today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Auto Defects and Design Flaws that Injure
The Pittsburgh car defect lawyers law office of Bordas & Bordas represents clients in cases involving injuries stemming from the following auto defects and design flaws:
- Defective airbags
- Roof crush
- Failed seat belt clasps
- Tire blowouts
- Faulty brake systems
- Seat back failures
- SUV rollovers
- Faulty bumpers
- Defective windshields
- Defective car frames
SUV Rollovers – Could Your Accident Have Been Prevented?
For some time, SUV manufacturers have known that the higher the center of gravity on an SUV, the more likely it is to roll over in an accident or when engaging in avoidance maneuvers. Even though federal law requires that a car roof be strong enough to withstand 1.5 times a vehicle’s weight, roof crush in SUV rollovers still happens. In fact, consumer groups for some time have recommended stronger roof requirements, which the automotive industry has fought for years.
Here, the actions of automotive makers raise issues of foreseeability and their duty of care to take action to avoid potentially harmful situations. In tort law, someone can be held liable for injuries in cases where they should have or could have foreseen risks associated with their action (or inaction). In the case of SUV manufacturers, they have years of crash test data and engineering reports detailing rollover and roof crush dangers associated with various designs. Their unwillingness to initiate design changes to help prevent foreseeable rollovers and roof crush may constitute a violation of a duty of care. Our Pittsburgh auto defect attorneys could review the circumstances of a particular case to determine if any kind of negligence was involved.
Contact a Pittsburgh Motor Vehicle Defects Attorney Now
Injuries made worse in an accident due to a failed seat belt, airbag or seat back need to be accounted for as well. At Bordas & Bordas, we have the experience and resources to hold auto manufacturers responsible for their negligence. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, reach out to an auto defect attorneys at Bordas & Bordas today.