Consumers trust that a motor vehicle will be properly designed, tested, engineered and manufactured before it appears on a dealer's showroom floor. Even after a vehicle is made available for purchase, it should be tested on an ongoing basis to ensure that all drivers, passengers and innocent bystanders remain safe. Unfortunately, many engineering errors are not caught until it is too late and people can suffer significant injuries due to these design defects.
At Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, our Stamford motor vehicle design defect lawyers have guided injured clients toward a successful resolution in even the most complex cases. Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the recall of more than 390 million motor vehicles and 46 million tires to correct safety defects. While a step in the right direction, these recalls do not help the thousands of individuals who are severely injured by defective motor vehicles each year.
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"NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment when investigations indicate they contain serious safety defects in their design, construction or performance. NHTSA also monitors the adequacy of manufacturers' recall campaigns." NHTSA.gov
Even with the government's focus on traffic safety, thousands of Americans are victims of defective vehicle components or design defects each year. We can represent injured clients in cases involving several vehicle components, including:
- Defective tires
- Seat belt failure
- Seat back failure
- Air bag failure and failure to deploy
- Defective fuel system
- Sudden unintended acceleration
- Defective door latches
- Faulty electronic components
- Faulty dashboard warning system
Whether your injury was caused by a poorly engineered design of the vehicle or a defect in the actual mechanism, we can help. Our attorneys have access to trusted industry experts and accident reconstructionists in order to gain a clear understanding about how the key components interacted in your accident. Trust us to diligently fight on your behalf.
Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, offers free consultations in all personal injury cases. For additional information about our experience and approach to client representation in Connecticut motor vehicle design defect cases, contact us at either of our Fairfield County locations.
We represent clients statewide and handle all of our products liability cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.