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Every day, we get in our cars with our families, and we trust that the vehicle is safe to drive. We hope it will not cause an accident, and that in the event of an accident it will keep us reasonably safe. Unfortunately, car manufacturers have a long history of incorporating known defects in their automobiles, defects they work hard to conceal. Other vehicle manufacturers have learned much from the skill of car manufacturers in this area, and many vehicles with known defects are marketed for safe use instead of issuing a vehicle recall.
If you suspect your accident or injury was caused by a defective vehicle, talking to an attorney can help you understand your legal rights and put you in touch with others affected by the same defect. Just recently the Pisanchyn Law Firm won $1.9 million for the family of Dunmore man who tragically lost his life in an accident due to a faulty ignition switch in the GM car he drove. GM acknowledged it knew about problems with the ignition switches in several of its models for at least a decade before it began recalling the vehicles in February 2014.
COMMON DEFECTS FOUND IN VEHICLE RECALLS
A vehicle is supposed to give its driver or operator the power to avoid accidents. They should be stable, maneuverable, and with adequate braking to avoid obstacles. Many vehicles are not, however, and their design may lead to accidents. Examples defective motor vehicle lawsuits include:
- Spontaneous acceleration events in cars
- Air bags that inflate unexpectedly, causing car accidents
- Brakes that tend to fail or stick
These types of defects significantly increase your risk of injury or death in the vehicle.
DEFECTS THAT CAUSE VEHICLE RECALL INJURIES
A vehicle is also supposed to protect its users in the event of a reasonably foreseeable accident. However, sometimes vehicles may actually increase your risk of injury in an accident. This type of vehicle defect includes:
- Fuel tanks that tend to be punctured or catch fire in accidents
- Cars with defective seat belts that fail to protect in a car accident
- Headrests in cars that can increase your risk of whiplash injury
- ATVs that are designed with passenger areas inadequate to protect riders from rollovers
These types of defects can transform a minor accident into one where you suffer serious injury. It may even lead to the death of passengers or drivers in the vehicle.
CONCEALING DEFECTS TO PREVENT VEHICLE RECALLS
Car manufacturers are experts at denying defects exist. They may have designed a car with the defect or learned from early testing or in-the-field crash reports that the defect exists, but they will often continue to deny the existence of the defect because vehicle recalls are costly. They may make payments to victims on condition of silence, quietly recall cars for unrelated minor problems, or just feign ignorance.
Getting past the strategies car manufacturers use to conceal their defects takes a lot of work, a high level of expertise, and the participation of every accident victim. If you have been hurt by what you think might be a defective vehicle, talking to an attorney with experience handling defective vehicle lawsuits may help you and others who have been hurt to get the answers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of car accident don’t assume that the crash was your fault or that the injuries ensued from the crash were unavoidable.
OUR PENNSYLVANIA VEHICLE RECALL LAWYERS CAN HELP
Contact our experienced accident attorneys after you or a loved suffers an injury as a result of an accident that you believe was caused by a vehicle malfunction. We will gather the evidence and use our expertise to help you get compensation from whomever is responsible for your vehicle malfunction caused collision.
Whether defective seat belts, car seats, airbags, brakes, gears or tires caused your accident or made it worse please, fill out the form on the right or call our Pennsylvania accident attorneys now toll free at 1-800-444-5309.
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What To Do After an Accident
Call the police
A police report is a necessary document for any personal injury claim arising from an auto accident. This will not only contain information regarding how the accident occurred and whether injuries were sustained, but also witness information that may be valuable in future litigation. If for some reason you do not call the police immediately, there is a form you can complete to file an accident report after it occurs, which can be found at the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles site: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/aa-600.pdf
Seek medical treatment
If you sustained an injury in the accident, even if you are not sure whether it is serious, you should seek immediate medical treatment and truthfully describe your symptoms to the person who treats you. They may take X-Rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic tests to determine whether you need treatment. It is common to receive a “sprain and strain” diagnosis, which the emergency room physicians may say should improve with rest and over the counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen. Hopefully, you will improve. However, if you continue to have problems after the initial visit, you should consider following up with your regular doctor or a specialist to see if the injury is more severe than the original diagnosis would indicate.
Detail the accident
After a crash, you may have a vivid recollection of exactly what happened, or you may not recall the events. Since memories may fade over time, it is helpful to draw the road or intersection where the accident occurred, including the position of the vehicles and any traffic lights or signs. If you recall what speed you were traveling, whether you saw the other driver on a cell phone, or anything else that you think may be important, writing it down can help refresh your recollection later on.
Call your insurance agent
Your car insurance will likely cover your initial medical bills, up to your coverage limit. You may also have wage loss and property damage coverage. It is important to contact your insurance company to open the claim and provide them with whatever information they need.
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When you call for your free consultation, we will consider all the details related to your accident and let you know the best steps to take. Evidence and witnesses disappear, and accident victims have strict deadlines to file legal claims, so it is in your best interested to contact an attorney as soon as possible.