Houston Auto Defect Attorney
Was Your Accident Caused by a Defective Car Part?
The vast majority of traffic accidents are caused by human error, but this
doesn’t mean negligent drivers are responsible for every collision. In fact,
negligence can occur long before you drive – or even own –
your vehicle. Defective car parts are responsible for a startling number of accidents
and deaths every year. Since 1996,
more than 390 million automobiles and other vehicles have been recalled because they posed a serious threat to occupants. If you suffered an injury
because of a defective car par, speak with a Houston auto defect lawyer
from our law firm today.
Types of Car Defects & Accidents
A car is only safe when it operates correctly. Even a simple design or
manufacturing error could lead to an accident, injury, or death.
Some of the most common types of auto defects include:
- Roof-Crush Accidents:
When a car rolls over, the roof should be strong enough to protect passengers.
If the roof collapses, occupants may suffer preventable – and serious
- Ignition Switch Failure:
In 2014, General Motors recalled 7.6 million vehicles in the United States.
Many of these were linked to faulty ignition switches that caused the
cars to suddenly stop running.
- Rollover Accidents:
Some vehicles, especially SUVs, are prone to tipping over. This is understandable,
since these cars have a high center of gravity. However, some of these
SUVs are unreasonably dangerous.
- Defective Seatbelts:
Seatbelts save lives every year, but a defective one places passengers
at risk of injury. If you were injured because your seatbelt malfunctioned,
you may be entitled to compensation.
Understanding Your Rights
car accident caused by a potentially dangerous automobile defect? Our
Houston personal injury attorney can help you pursue compensation for your damages. At the Law Office of
Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC., we are confident in our ability to provide
the guidance you need. Call our office today to schedule your
free legal consultation with an auto defect lawyer in Houston.