How Do I Know If My Vehicle Was Defective In A Car Accident?

Due to the traumatizing nature of car accidents, victims may experience latency in reacting to a defected vehicle. It may take weeks, or even months before their realization of faulty equipment comes over the operator of the vehicle. Rarely, will someone who has just been the victim of a car accident realize that their collision could have been caused by defects in their vehicles.

Does your accident seem a little unexplainable? Are your injuries more severe than other similar cases? You may want to consider that you are the victim of a car default case.
There are a few common signs of a car defect having had a role in your collision to be on the look out for when investigating your vehicle. If you suspect that any of these signs are similar to your case, then please contact a lawyer with experience in engineering as soon as possible.

Common Signs of Car Defects:

1.Failure of front airbag deployment. If you have been in a serious head on collision and your airbags failed to deploy, then you may be the victim of factory defects.

2. Failure of side airbag deployment. If you have been hit by another vehicle in the side and your side airbags failed to deploy, then you may be the victim of a defective car.

3. Failure of side curtain airbag deployment. If your car rolled over on its side and your side curtain airbag failed to deploy, then you may be the victim of factory defects.

4. Unnecessary airbag deployment. If your car accident was minor and your airbag deployed and injured you, then there may have been a factory defect with your car.

5. Rear end collisions in which your airbags injure you. If you are struck from the rear and your airbags deploy and injure you, then there may be defects in your vehicle.

6. Air bags causing an incident. If your airbags deploy randomly causing you to get into an accident, then your vehicle may be defective.

7. Airbag deployment due to bumps in the road. If your cars airbags deployed due to hitting a pothole or some other road hazard and cause you to crash, then you may be the victim of factor y
defects.

8.Blindness caused by airbag deployment. If you have suffered an injury causing blindness from a deploying airbag, then you may be the victim of a factory defect.

9. Faulty airbags. If your airbag tore while deploying and left you to sustain serious injury, then you may have been the victim of a defective car part.

10. Airbag deployment missed the mark. If you were in an accident and the airbag failed to deploy on time leaving you to be seriously injured, then you may have been the victim of factory defects.

11. Airbag created shrapnel. If airbag deployment caused your dashboard or anything in the surrounding area to break apart and hit you causing injury, then your vehicle may have been defective.

12. Seatbelt failed to remain buckled. If you were wearing you’re your seatbelt correctly but in the event of the accident it failed to remain buckled causing you serious injury, then your car may have been defective.

13. Seat belt failure to secure passenger. If your seatbelt failed to keep you from being ejected from the vehicle, then you may have been the victim of a defective car.

14. Seatbelt failure to remain in tact. If you were in an accident and your tore or ripped and allowed you to be seriously injured, then you may have been the victim of a car defect.

15. Seatbelt failure to keep passenger safe. If your seatbelt was fastened correctly but you still sustained injury from the dashboard, steering wheel, or the seat in front of you, then you
may have been the victim of a car defect.

16. Seatbelt causing injury. If your seatbelt did not work properly and caused internal injury, then you may have been the victim of a factory defect.

17. Failure of seat to keep you safe. If you were in an accident and your seat collapsed harming you or your passenger, then you may have been the victim of a factory defect.

18. Failure of seat locking mechanism. If your seat unlocked causing you to have an accident, then you may have been the victim of a car defect.

These are just a few of the many ways a car can be defective. If you suspect your car may have been defective please contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The longer you wait to report this type of incident the harder it might be to make your case. If you are concerned you may have been the victim of a defective vehicle please call us for a free case evaluation at 516-582-4367.