Americans depend on their automobiles. Particularly in states like Connecticut where commuting is part of many residents’ daily lives, several daily car trips is just a normal part of life. Cars now outnumber drivers in the United States, but many of these vehicles pose a threat for serious personal injury, even when driven with extreme caution.
Defective vehicles are common on Connecticut roadways. Some of these defects are due to
- Poor manufacturing oversight
- Faulty components
Regardless of the root cause of the defect, these defective vehicles can contribute to causing car accidents and greatly increase a vehicle occupants’ risk of serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a defective vehicle, please contact Penner Law Firm or call 203-878-1254 today to schedule a free defective product consultation with one of our dedicated Connecticut injury attorneys.
Common Vehicle Defects
Every year, hundreds of makes and models of cars and trucks are recalled due to specific safety issues. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 650 safety recalls affecting some 17 million vehicles were issues in 2012 alone.
Common vehicle defects include:
- Seatbelt and airbag malfunction
- Break issues
- ESC malfunction leading to rollovers
- Electrical problems
- Door latch, lock, or window malfunction
- Tire defects
Whether these issues spring from poor design or sloppy manufacturing practices, the companies responsible for them can be held accountable when injuries occur. The best way to determine if you have cause to file a defective vehicle lawsuit is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced Connecticut injury lawyer.
The defective product attorneys at Penner Law Firm are available to discuss your case for free. We would be happy to meet with you, assess the details leading up to your injury, and help you determine if you have cause to take legal action.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Connecticut defective product lawyers, please contact us today. Our injury attorneys maintain offices in Milford, Branford, Greenwich, Norwalk, and Hartford, Connecticut.