Ohio AUto Defects Attorney
Seeking Compensation for Personal Injuries Caused by Auto Defects
When NASCAR auto racers step unharmed out of smashed cars, we see clear proof that it is possible to build cars with occupants' safety as a foremost priority. While the ordinary car is not designed for racing, it has repeatedly been shown that auto manufacturers often take unnecessary risks with drivers' and passengers' lives by failing to build vehicles with sensible protective features.
The Ohio auto defect attorneys of Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA take on big auto manufacturers on behalf of people whose lives have been deeply affected by catastrophic injuries as a result of auto defects. Often, defective auto design or malfunctioning parts are determined to have played a key role in the injury of a driver or passenger. Our law firm vigorously represents victims in auto defect cases.
$1.5 Million Trial Verdict: Defective design of door handle on commercial truck. Manufacturer of refuse truck designed passenger door with unprotected, latch-type handle, allowing for inadvertent opening while the truck was being driven on roadway. The passenger was killed when he inadvertently opened door, and was pulled under the tires of the moving vehicle when he reached to close the door.
Safety Before Profits
Cutting corners in order to streamline assembly or enhance profits at the expense of people's health and well-being is not acceptable or justifiable, in our view. We have seen up close the loss and devastation occasioned by that type of corner cutting.
Auto defects that have been proven to have contributed to or caused serious injury to occupants of a vehicle include the following:
- Tire defects
- Defective brakes
- Roof construction
- Defective fuel systems
- Airbags that fail to protect or deploy erroneously
- Defective steering system
- Seat back failure
Was your loved one burned after a rear-end collision broke a gas line, igniting an auto fire that trapped people in the car? When we show that the automobile industry ignored ways to keep drivers and passengers safe even in collisions, we have made a giant leap toward helping our injured clients obtain the compensation that they need and deserve. And we go a long way in making it too expensive for manufacturers to continue to ignore critical safety features, thereby making travel safer for everyone.
Call or e-mail the law offices of Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA, to schedule a no-obligation consultation with an attorney.
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