Injured in an Accident Caused by an Auto Defect?

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Despite available technology, many people are injured every year when defects in their cars cause accidents or make injuries worse in a crash or rollover. Auto manufacturers have a responsibility to design and manufacture safe vehicles, but holding them accountable for severe injuries or death is no small task.

At Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C., we have the resources and experience necessary for these types of difficult cases. Our Denver personal injury lawyers have been involved with product liability lawsuits against large automakers over defects in their vehicles. We will investigate flaws such as bad design, manufacturing defects, regulatory violations, failure to fully test vehicle safety, and failure to make use of available technology.

Contact Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. today to speak to a Denver automobile defects lawyer.

Types of Cases Handled by Our Denver Automobile Defects Attorneys

Automobile defects come in a variety of forms. Common types of defects that lead to car crashes include:

  • Faulty brakes
  • SUV defects causing rollover
  • Defective seat belts
  • Air bag defects
  • Seat back failure
  • Tire blowouts / tread separation

These accidents often result in serious injuries, including head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, facial injuries, and disabling whiplash (soft tissue damage to the neck and back). Victims of auto defects have the right to pursue financial compensation in a personal injury claim. If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by an automobile defect, you should contact a Denver automobile defects lawyer right away. Our team at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. has the knowledge and experience you need to recover the compensation you deserve.

SUV Rollovers Caused by Defective Automobiles

The top-heavy design of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) makes them inherently more likely to tip and roll. In response, the automobile industry developed electronic counter-steering and traction technologies. Unfortunately, many manufacturers do not employ this expensive stabilization technology in all of their SUVs. Another design defect common to many SUVs involves crashworthiness: oftentimes, the roof supports fail during rollover crashes, causing critical injuries to the passengers.

We at Gerash Steiner Blanton, P.C. work with expert engineers and professional accident investigators. This enables us to gather and analyze evidence from car accident scenes and inspect the wreckage for vehicle defects. Our automobile defect lawyers also have access to top automotive design experts who can testify that the vehicle in question did not meet federal safety standards or contained inherent design or manufacturing flaws.

Who Is Liable for Automobile Defects?

Automobile defects typically fall in one of two categories: design defects or manufacturing defects. Design defects occur when the manufacturer’s intended design for an automobile contains a flaw that makes it unreasonably dangerous. Common types of design defects include: 

  • Defective brake systems,
  • Faulty ignition switches, or
  • Defective airbags.

Automobile designers can avoid design defects by completing necessary tests to ensure that a vehicle performs as intended. If a design defect causes a car accident, the party who designed your vehicle is liable for damages. 

Manufacturing defects, on the other hand, occur when a vehicle or part of the vehicle is defective. For example, if certain parts of your vehicle are broken or bent, that would constitute a manufacturing defect. Common types of manufacturing defects include:

  • Torn seatbelts,
  • Broken steering wheel components, or
  • Improper assembly.

In some cases, automobiles contain parts that were manufactured by multiple parties. When a defective product results in an accident, the manufacturer is liable for the damages arising from that accident. Additionally, if any third parties transported or maintained your vehicle, they could be liable for your injuries. Dealerships are responsible for maintaining vehicles on their lot until they are sold. If a dealership allows a customer to purchase a vehicle with a known defect, they could face liability if the customer is injured because of the defect. 

Even if you know the defect that caused your accident, you still need to know how to make a successful automobile defect claim. That is where a Denver automobile defects legal practitioner comes in. We can help you understand the difference between design and manufacturing defects and help prove that the defect caused your injuries.

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Our Denver auto defect attorneys pursue full compensation, through trial or settlement, for all medical costs, lost earnings and the personal impact of disabling injuries on you and your family. We understand that many of our clients might be concerned about the cost associated with a lawsuit. We take vehicle defect cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only collect fees if we win a satisfactory compensation for your claim.

Each of our personal injury litigators has more than a decade of legal experience to draw upon when bringing your case forward in negotiations or at a jury trial. We also draw upon the first- hand medical experience of Attorney Eric Steiner, M.D. A physician with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Steiner is invaluable in helping our entire personal injury team prove the extent of your injuries in vehicle defect cases.

Our experienced attorneys also handle other types of injury cases, including:

If you have been involved in a serious accident caused by a car defect, call our attorneys today!