Accidents Caused by Defective Vehicles

Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by the negligence or reckless behavior of drivers. In these instances, it is often fairly simple to determine liability. But what happens when a vehicle defect causes a driver to lose control of their car? Who should be held responsible for the damages caused by these accidents? Is it possible that you look responsible, even though control was completely out of your hands?

When you are involved in any type of accident, the experienced attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC will conduct a thorough investigation into its cause. We know exactly what to look for to determine if an accident was caused by a defective vehicle. If your accident was caused by a defective vehicle or part, we will hold the negligent party responsible who caused your accident in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

Common Vehicle Defects

Cars and trucks can have any number of defects. Some of these come from the plant that manufactures the vehicle itself. In some cases, these cars are recalled prior to injury. Sometimes, accidents caused by the defect are what alert the company in the first place.

Some examples of vehicle defects include:

  • Poor structure
  • Inadequate crash worthiness/rollover protection
  • Defective seatbelts or airbags
  • Defective tires
  • Faulty breaks
  • Faulty wiring
  • Faulty fuel tanks

Hybrid vehicles have opened up the possibility for other defects such as the recent Toyota recall for a faulty Intelligent Power Module which, when defective, can cause a car to run in a “failsafe” mode with limited acceleration – a very dangerous situation on our busy roadways.

The manufacturers of motor vehicles and their parts have a responsibility to supply the public with safe and effective cars, trucks, motorcycles, and ATVs. If a vehicle defect resulted in or exacerbated your injures, you have every right to seek full compensation.

It is important to understand that going up against large corporations is never easy. The attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have years of experience holding powerful companies responsible for their negligence. We have never backed down to the interests or intimidation tactics of these companies and we never will. Our focus is on helping victims of corporate negligence get compensation for all of their damages.

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a defective vehicle, please contact the aggressive defective vehicle attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve men and women injured in accidents throughout Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

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