Many Pennsylvanians rely on their cars on a daily basis. Whether commuting into Philadelphia for work, taking their children to school, or traveling to see family, they depend on their vehicles to provide safe and reliable transportation. Unfortunately, however, sometimes vehicles are not as safe as consumers may believe. As this blog reported in a previous post, auto defects can have serious consequences, and can even lead to consumer death in some circumstances. Therefore, appropriate actions must be taken when an automobile design defect is identified. Failure to do so can permanently affect the lives of those persons using the defective products.
All too often, product recalls are made only after catastrophic injuries occur. Whether a manufacturer delays making a recall after a great number of injuries occur, or the injuries happen in quick succession, the effects can be tremendous. Often traveling at high speeds on the highway, the failure of a vehicle to break when anticipated, or the failure of an airbag to discharge upon impact can prove deadly, and unexpected, for drivers and passengers who thought they were traveling in a safe motor vehicle.
The attorneys of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. recognize that when vehicle manufacturers fail to honor their primary responsibilities of not only preventing accidents, but also protecting drivers and passengers, they must be held liable. The firm’s attorneys can help clients evaluate how a vehicle defect may have contributed to a victim’s injuries. They can guide clients through the necessary steps following an accident to help hold the appropriate parties liable for their roles in the accident and subsequent injuries.
For additional information about how the attorneys of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. can help clients whose vehicles have been subject to product recalls, or who have been injured in such a dangerous vehicle, please visit our product liability page.