Getting into an accident is frightening enough on its own, but getting into an accident because of a problem with your car can be much worse. Not only does it mean that the accident was possibly caused by your vehicle, but it also means that your car has problems that you did not know about before. It is a highly stressful and upsetting situation, but you do not have to handle it alone. One of our Lancaster attorneys can assist you with your case about your defective vehicle.

It is easy to assume that the various parts of your car, including your brakes and your airbags, will function properly when you buy your car. In fact, many people purposefully buy certain kinds of cars because of their reputation for being safe and reliable. Unfortunately, there are often problems with certain vehicle makes and models when they are first manufactured. Sometimes the manufacturers are able to catch the problem before the cars are released on the market, but if they find the problem too late, they will have to recall the car to have the problem fixed.

Recalled cars are making the news lately as many large companies, such as General Motors and Toyota, are recalling certain models of their cars because of certain problems. Some of the most common problems that result in recalls are defective airbags, faulty brake systems, and issues with the computers or electrical wiring in the car. Lately, for example, GM has been recalling vehicles for ignition switch issues and headlight wiring concerns, as well as defective airbags. To view a list of recent recalled vehicles, visit

Another common problem found in vehicles is defective tires. If the tire is not manufactured properly, it can deflate or, in the worst cases, it can explode while you are driving. This can cause you to lose control of the vehicle and crash into other cars or run off the road.

Usually, car manufacturers send out alerts to car owners if a car has been recalled for any issue. Sometimes, though, accidents because of faulty parts occur prior to the recall, and sometimes they do not advertise the recall until after they have known about it for a while. This can leave many drivers unaware of the problems with their car, meaning that they continue to drive a car that is likely to have serious issues that can cause serious accidents on the road.

Even aside from causing accidents, sometimes these defects on their own can cause injury to the driver and passengers. A defective airbag that inflates prematurely can hurt your head or neck; and if it fails to inflate in the event of a collision, you could end up seriously hurting your head on the dashboard or on the windshield. If there are wiring issues or problems with the engine, the car could catch on fire and could cause serious burns. And if the brakes go out, you could easily lose control of the vehicle and veer off the road, damaging the car and possibly causing you cuts and bruises, broken bones, or head injuries like concussions.

But car accidents and other problems resulting from faulty vehicle parts are not your fault. It is the responsibility of the vehicle manufacturer to make sure that the cars they design and make are safe for drivers and passengers. If there is a problem with a part of your car that has caused you injuries or car damage, you should not be responsible for the expenses required to cover these issues.

However, going up against a major car manufacturer is very difficult to do on your own. They have very powerful lawyers on their side that will do everything they can to deny responsibility for your injuries and for your car damage. But with an experienced Lancaster defective vehicle lawyer on your side, you have a much better chance to get the car manufacturer’s attention and to make sure they are held responsible for the problems that their negligence caused.

We will prepare your case by using appropriate evidence to show the car manufacturer exactly went wrong and to prove that it was not your fault that the vehicle malfunctioned. We will also deal with the negotiations with the car manufacturers on your behalf to make sure that they treat you fairly and that you receive the compensation you deserve as a victim of a defective vehicle. We will also help you prepare a claim with your insurance company.

If you find yourself with injuries because of a defective vehicle, let a Lancaster attorney help you with your case. Give our offices a call today.

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    A car carrier overturned in Brecknock Township, near the Lancaster border, on Route 222. The accident closed that stretch of Route 222 and caused major traffic delays in the area for several hours before the accident could be cleared. The accident occurred around 11 in the morning on Route 222 South, very close to the Route 272 and Adamson interchange near Berks County, and the Denver interchange for the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in Lancaster County. As a result of the accident, the front end of the car carrier rolled onto its side in the median that was covered in snow, and the driver of the car carrier was trapped inside. He was stuck inside the front cab for about an hour before officials could rescue him. He was then taken to the nearby Reading Hospital. There has been no word on his injuries or his current status. A few of the cars that were being transported on the carrier fell off in the crash, meaning that officials responding to the accident had to move these cars individually before they could move the trailer and upright the front end to rescue the driver inside. Because of the accident, officials from Berks County and Lancaster County had to close Route 222 at the Adamson interchange and had to reroute traffic onto Route 272 / North Reading Road for over three and a half hours until the accident could be completely cleared. Southbound drivers were told to get on Route 272 South to bypass […]

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    A crash that occurred early in the morning on Route 30 in Lancaster County between two tractor trailers left four people injured, took down two traffic lights, and left a few utility poles damaged as well. Around 5 o’clock in the morning, a tractor trailer carrying 45,000 pounds of hybrid corn seed evidently failed to slow down enough while exiting off of Route 30 onto Lincoln Highway. It then hit the back of another tractor trailer, when it then veered off the road, hit another car and a pickup truck, and finally crashed into a utility pole. This occurred near Oakview Road in East Lampeter Township, near the Lancaster County Pennsylvania State Police barracks right by where Route 30 becomes Lincoln Highway East. The driver of the truck that veered off the road has been identified by police as Darryl Dixon, 36, of Philadelphia. He was listed as in serious condition at Lancaster General Hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer that was hit is Robert Naugle, 30, of Shippensburg. He was evidently not hurt in the collision. The driver of the car that was struck is Milton Myrick, 48, of Marietta, and he was evidently hurt in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck is David Ebling, 31, of York, and he was evidently not hurt. Witnesses at a nearby McDonald’s stated that they heard a loud noise and saw a damaged truck and wires hanging from the utility pole. Officials stated it would take hours to repair […]

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    An Amish woman from West Lampeter Township was seriously injured when her horse drawn buggy collided with a vehicle in East Lampeter Township. She was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and her situation has evidently improved slightly, from serious to fair, since the collision but is still suffering from her injuries. Rebecca Fisher, 27, was riding in her horse drawn buggy around 9:30 AM with her three daughters, ages 3 years, 21 months, and 4 months, when the vehicle hit her buggy while she was out riding on Route 896. Her youngest daughter was in a car seat. The vehicle, driven by 21 year old Matthew Tyler Maynard of Paradise, Pennsylvania, veered into the lane of oncoming traffic when it struck the buggy and later hit a light pole. The collision occurred at Joyce Lane, about half a mile north of Route 30. Maynard suffered from injuries to his face and head but was released from Lancaster General a few days later. The three children are reported to be in good condition at the Hershey Medical Center. Fisher and her daughters were thrown out of the closed buggy during the collision. The buggy was completely destroyed in the accident. There is no evidence that Fisher was involved in the crash, and there is no word about if Maynard will face any charges for the accident, but the police are not ruling out any causes for the accident. The horse ran from the accident and died in a driveway near the […]

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