Unsafe Vehicles Pose a Risk to Consumers – Call an Experienced Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney for Help
The Fort Myers personal injury attorneys at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., represent victims who have suffered injuries or perhaps fatalities in car accidents caused by unsafe vehicles. Some vehicle defects that have been known to cause serious injury or death include: vehicles with a narrow wheel base that have a severely heightened risk of roll-over; poor roof support that often leads to a roof collapsing and injuring or killing a passenger when an accident occurs; seat belt failures resulting in serious injury to or ejection of an individual from the vehicle; tire blow-outs or tire tread separation; vehicle fires and defective airbags.
Our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys work with the most highly qualified expert witnesses and accident reconstruction professionals around the country. Our team of experts will investigate why the accident happened; determine what type of vehicle defect led to the accident; explain how the accident could have been prevented through a design change or manufacturing process modification; and work toward holding the manufacturer liable for creating a dangerous product. The victims and family members of these devastating accidents are often left with a lifetime of pain and suffering, mental anguish, medical expenses, and lost earnings. These cases can be highly complex and often necessitate an understanding of highly technical matters related to vehicle design, manufacturing, and technology. Thus, it is important for all victims affected by such accidents to have the assistance of an experienced Fort Myers personal injury attorney in order to recover the damages that they need and deserve.
Please contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., right away for a free consultation if you or a family member have sustained injuries or have been killed as a result of any type of accident stemming from a vehicle defect. There are no fees or costs to pay us unless you win a monetary settlement or jury verdict. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page in order to view the results in some of the Florida unsafe vehicle cases, as well as other types of cases that have been handled by Randall L. Spivey.
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When a motorist loses vehicle control as the result of mechanical failure, it can be devastating and cause injuries, even death. Mechanical failures, according to US News, are a factor in 12 to 13 percent of all auto accidents.
Once a safety-defect determination is made, the law gives the manufacturer three options for correcting the defect.
"Used car dealers across the nation persist in foisting off unsafe, recalled vehicles on an unsuspecting public." (Consumers for Auto Reliability & Safety)
Frontal Crash Results for Best Selling 2012 Toyota Camry and Prius V are Poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2012 frontal crash test rates Toyota's Camry and Prius V poor. Automobile accidents as a result of these types of crashes seriously injure or kill those in the front seat.
Defective Vehicles Can Cause Crashes
"Check with www.safercar.gov for safety-related notices and recalls before buying a new or used vehicle." says Personal Injury Attorney, Randall Spivey.
Warning, Counterfeit Replacement Airbags
NHTSA has issued a list of dozens of vehicle makes and models for which counterfeit airbags may be available. However, they don't believe this is a complete list and expect the list to "evolve over time".