Automobile Defects and Car Accident Lawyer
Safety equipment such as seat belts and air bags are intended to prevent accidents and protect passengers in the event of a car, truck or bus wreck. When a serious injury or death occurs because of a vehicle defect, Frenkel & Frenkel can assist with obtaining compensation for losses.
Defective Seat Belts
A seat belt is only good if it holds at the time of impact. Failure leaves a passenger vulnerable to injury. If you or a loved one were seriously hurt because of what you suspect was a defective seat belt, our car accident attorneys in Dallas can investigate. The manufacturer may be required to compensate you for your injuries.
Defective Air Bags
Frontal air bags are designed to deploy in crashes that are equivalent to hitting a solid, fixed barrier at 8 to 14 mph or higher. That would be equivalent to striking a parked car of similar size at about 16 to 28 mph or higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If your air bag failed to inflate and you suffered serious injuries, our car accident attorneys can investigate.
Sometimes, though, air bags deploy with such force that a driver is struck in the face — causing broken noses, cheek and other bones and injuring eyes. Children also have died from suffocation. If your air bag caused a serious injury, it may have been defective. The manufacturer may be responsible for compensating you financially.
Motor Vehicle Defects Law
The Motor Vehicle Defects Law is part of a consumer protection law that deals with various vehicle types, including cars, trucks, and motorcycles. All vehicle manufacturers and dealerships guarantee that their vehicles are safe to buy and drive but even the slightest defect can have a disastrous, sometimes deadly result. In addition to encouraging specific warranty on defects at no-cost, The law protects against accidents primarily due to acceleration, braking, steering, and others that could be considered elements of safe operation. Frenkel & Frenkel’s team of lawyers in Dallas are well versed in the Motor Vehicle Defects Law and are experienced in collecting damages from the manufacturer when a major defect causes an accident.
If you’ve been in a car accident and suspect it is due to a vehicle defect, please contact Frenkel & Frenkel personal injury lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-834-0000.