automotive-defect-guide If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering if the vehicle designer or manufacturer is to blame.  This guide contains information about what to look for to determine whether a vehicle defect contributed to the cause of the accident or the injuries and how to gather and preserve critical evidence if you think it did.

Most defects relate to faulty parts and lack of safety features.  Some of the most common vehicle defects involve:

Although this guide examines each of the above types of defect in turn, also keep in mind that in many vehicle defect cases, multiple defects could have played a role in the accident or injuries. For example, in a rollover incident, depending on the particular circumstances, one might claim defects regarding, stability, handling, and passenger containment. Additionally, an accident sequence can begin with failed tires, raising the issue of a tire defect, in addition to other possible flaws.

Please keep in mind that this guide is provided for information purposes, but in no way substitutes from the advice and counsel of an attorney working directly on your case. The attorneys at Sutliff & Stout, P.L.L.C. rely on their combined experience and deep legal knowledge to advise clients on these and other issues related to their personal injury lawsuits.

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