If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a keyless ignition, you need to contact an experienced Miami car accident attorney who can assist you in securing the compensation you need to deal with your injuries. Whether you were injured due to carbon monoxide poisoning or a rollaway accident, we will evaluate the circumstances of your case and help protect your rights every step of the way.
Keyless Ignitions and Potential Problems
Keyless ignition systems in automobiles have been increasing in popularity over the last decade, presumably due to their convenience and ease of use. A keyless ignition allows a car to be started without a physical key being placed in the ignition. Rather, a key fob is a small device with built in authentication protocol that allows whoever possesses it to start the car.
While key fobs are undoubtedly very convenient, they can also pose safety concerns. The two biggest problems reported by drivers with a keyless entry relate to carbon monoxide poisoning and rollaway accidents. If a car is not turned off, it will continue to run even if the key fob is far away from it. This can lead to a deadly build of toxic fumes in an enclosed space, such as a garage, and may ultimately lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Keyless ignition cars can also cause serious rollaway accidents when they are turned off but not put in park. In other words, if drivers forget to turn off their car and simply exit the vehicle, the car can roll away and cause serious injury and even death to other people.
Liability in Keyless Ignition Cases
Oftentimes, people believe that keyless ignitions have an “auto off” feature, which alerts the key owner or turns the engine off after a specific time of idling. However, this is not always the case, many keyless ignition lack these feature and even when these features are built into a vehicle, they do not always work properly.
When a defective product is the cause of your injury, you may be able to recover compensation through a products liability claim. Products liability litigation requires plaintiffs to prove that a product is defective. The defects can be classified in one of three ways: design defects, manufacturing defects or marketing defects. Design defects impact the entire product line because there is a flaw in the product’s inherent design or specification. Manufacturing defects are typically mistakes in the manufacturing or assembly process and, as such, may be a one-off or impact only a limited batch of the product line. Marketing defects occur when the manufacturer or seller fail to warn consumers about some danger associated with using the product.
Seasoned Miami Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a keyless vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami car accident attorneys are committed to protecting the legal rights of South Florida clients. For years, our lawyers have efficiently settled personal injury cases in favor of our clients. In cases where a fair settlement could not be reached, we vigorously advocated for our clients at trial and can do the same for you. For more information, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online today.
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