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Car Defect Cause An Accident Legal Options

Car Defect Cause an Accident? You Have Legal Options

NY Defective Automobile Attorneys

Serving the Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York

Injuries caused by car defects are sometimes known as the “accident within the accident.” When vehicle components such as tires, seat belts, air bags and other safety components fail to perform as intended, serious injury or death can result. In these cases, the manufacturer of the vehicle or auto component may be liable.

At the Albany, NY-based personal injury law firm of Hacker Murphy, our lawyers will investigate all parties who may be responsible for your injuries, including the manufacturer of your vehicle or vehicle components such as tires. Contact us today for an initial consultation to find out where you stand in your defective product case.

What Is an Auto Defect?

The safety components of a motor vehicle are there because we know there are going to be accidents. The question is: will the safety components protect you from injury? Or will a defect in those components cause you to be injured?

Here are examples of vehicle defects that can cause accidents or make injuries suffered in an accident worse:

  • Unintended acceleration
  • Tire blowouts
  • Vehicle rollovers
  • Roofs that crush when a vehicle rolls over
  • Seat belts that fail to function
  • Air bags that fail to deploy when there is an impact or deploy with a minor impact
  • Door latches that fail in an accident, allowing a passenger to be ejected

Even if the accident was your fault, you may be entitled to seek compensation if your injuries were caused by failure of the vehicle’s safety components to protect you.

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Read more about our contingency fees, where we do not get paid unless your case is successful.

Contact us for a free consultation by phone at (518) 284-3183 or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. We are here to help you through this difficult situation.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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