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 http://www.recalls.gov/nhtsa.html.

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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