Auto Design Defect Lawyers
Auto manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their vehicle design and manufacturing process. Through available research and testing, these companies are aware that certain vehicle design features carry safety concerns, as well as being aware of the durability and reliability of certain manufacturing materials over others. While vehicle occupant safety should be a priority for auto manufacturers, it often falls behind the companies’ bottom line. When the financial interests of a manufacturer supersede consumer safety, serious accidents and catastrophic injuries can result.
The auto product liability attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. have represented the interests of those harmed by automobile defects since 1978, and are dedicated to seeking rightful compensation against negligent auto manufacturers. Our firm has the scientific, investigative, medical and engineering resources necessary to build an effective case against defective and dangerous vehicle design and manufacturing. Auto product liability cases are complex, but we have the knowledge and resources to get you through the process.
If you have been injured as the result of a defective vehicle, we can help. Please call us today at (888) 222-7777 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our legal representatives. If you would like an in-person consultation but are unable to travel, we can arrange to meet you at a convenient location, such as your home or hospital.
Manufacturing and Design Defects
It is difficult to determine whether a vehicle defect contributed to an injury or accident, which is why it is best to discuss your particular situation with an experienced product liability lawyer. Auto manufacturers are aware of certain safety issues, and if they do not take the appropriate steps to minimize these safety risks, they may be held liable for injuries that result.
For example, the rollover risks associated with the higher center of gravity on SUVs is widely known. A sudden corrective or evasive maneuver or a crash may cause an SUV to roll over. However, a manufacturer is responsible for properly addressing this risk. The tire pressure it recommends and the safety features it includes may all impact the level of rollover risk or the level of injury risk in the event of a rollover. The structural integrity of the roof, roof pillar and door structures may also be a safety concern and must be addressed to prevent severe and/or fatal injuries.
Types of Defects
Negligent manufacturing or poor design can cause a wide range of defects and result in catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord damage, severe burns, serious head trauma, and even amputation. At Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., we have the expert witness resources and legal knowledge to hold negligent vehicle manufacturers accountable for automotive failures and defects that have caused such injuries. We handle a wide range of cases involving defective manufacturing or design, including, but not limited to:
- Airbag defects
- Defective brakes
- Detreading and tire blowouts
- Door latch failures
- Ejection injuries
- Fuel system fires
- Motorcycle malfunction and design defects
- Occupant restraint system failures
- Poor crashworthiness
- Post-collision fires
- Roof pillar defects and roof crush
- Structural failures
Rightful Compensation for Your Injuries
Catastrophic injuries have a serious financial impact and can alter the course of your entire life. A spinal cord injury or serious brain damage can lead to permanent disability, which would not only prevent you from earning a living, but would incur millions of dollars in ongoing medical care, treatment and accommodations.
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. works closely with economic specialists and healthcare planners to quantify your current and future economic and healthcare needs. Aside from medical treatment, you may require in-home care, medical equipment and home modifications to manage your condition. We can help you obtain the financial security you need to recover to the best of your ability and preserve your quality of life as best as possible.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury due to a vehicle defect, contact Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. today to discuss your legal rights and options during a free consultation. We can help you determine if your situation warrants legal action.