Car accidents can cause serious injuries and even death, resulting in high medical costs and other significant expenses. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a mechanical defect or malfunction, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami car accident attorneys will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve for your harm. With years of experience, we have helped many South Florida clients resolve their injury claims and can help you as well.
While many car crashes are caused by driver negligence, some accidents occur because of mechanical issues. Mechanical problems can cause a driver to lose control of the car and get into an accident. Many types of mechanical defects or malfunctions can cause car accidents, including:
- Seat belt injuries;
- Brake failures or malfunctions;
- Tire defects;
- Air bag defects; or
- Child car seat defects.
It is important to note that even if a mechanical malfunction did not directly cause an accident, it can exacerbate a victim’s injuries in a crash. For example, a properly designed seatbelt can protect a rider from ejection. However, a faulty seatbelt may unlatch and end up causing more harm than if it had worked properly.
Serious car accidents can result in a variety of injuries, such as brain trauma, paralysis, broken bones, serious head injuries, and disfigurement. These injuries can be extremely costly to treat. Fortunately, Florida law allows victims of accidents to seek compensation for their losses as long as the victim can establish liability.
A person who has been injured as a result of a mechanical defect in a car will typically be able to establish liability through a product liability claim. Under Florida law, a manufacturer or seller can be held liable if their product was in a defective condition when it left their control, and if that condition caused the victim’s injuries. A product is defective if it is unsafe for its intended use and handling by the consumer. A mechanical malfunction can be a result of a design defect or a manufacturing defect. A manufacturing defect takes place when an error is made in the assembly of a product, resulting in an item that does not match others made in the same line. A design defect takes place when there is an inherent flaw in a device’s design that makes it dangerous to users.
If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in a car accident because of a mechanical defect or malfunction, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami auto accident attorneys understand the challenges an individual faces in the wake of a car accident. You can rest assured that we can scrutinize the facts of your case and help you navigate the legal process. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns at every step of the way. To speak to us in more detail, call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us through our website.
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