Dedicated Baltimore Personal Injury Attorneys Pursue Your Defective Vehicle Claim
Holding manufacturers and technicians responsible for faulty work
Your vehicle should get you where you need to go, and should do it safely. When an automobile company releases a subpar product, or a mechanic does an unsatisfactory job repairing your vehicle, you can end up getting injured in an accident on the road. Don’t let another person’s negligence put you in harm’s way. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, will help you secure all damages owed to you.
Common problems with defective vehicles
- Brakes. Your ability to stop and slow down is critical to safe maneuvering on the road. If your brakes aren’t working at maximum effectiveness, or fail completely, you will be unable to avoid an accident.
- Headlights and taillights. In dark or foul weather conditions, being able to see and be seen is a major concern. If your lights aren’t working, you may end up in a collision simply because other drivers couldn’t see you. In fact, it’s a law in Maryland that you must activate your headlights when visibility is poor.
- Signal lights. Properly working signal lights are also important so that other drivers can anticipate your maneuvers on the road.
- Seat belts and airbags. If you are in an accident, you rely on safety features to protect you and your passengers. If these fail, however, you can suffer broken bones, concussions and whiplash as you are thrown around the vehicle, or even out of the vehicle.
- Other malfunctions. Problems that do not affect driving directly can still be distracting and lead to accidents. For example, a loud engine noise may prevent you from hearing an upcoming train signal. Likewise, a broken mirror may limit your field of vision while driving.
Who is at fault for a defective vehicle accident?
If you’ve been involved in an accident due to a faulty vehicle or part, it’s important to understand who is to blame. There are many parties who may be responsible, and an attorney can help you pinpoint the source of the issue.
- Vehicle manufacturer. Automobile companies frequently announce recalls for a flaw in the design or construction of their vehicle. However, these recalls generally come after multiple accidents bring light to the problem. If your car has an issue with its original construction that makes it unsafe to drive, you can file a claim against the manufacturer.
- Part manufacturer. In some cases, a particular part is sold without properly quality control and installed your vehicle. If this part fails on the road, such as a brake pad or steering column, it can easily lead to an accident.
- Vehicle technician. Even if your vehicle and its parts are in perfect condition, if those parts are installed improperly, they will not work correctly. This can cause your vehicle to behave in unexpected ways and result in a collision, injury or death.
Let our Maryland auto accident attorneys be your voice in court
A faulty vehicle or automotive part breaks an implicit contract between drivers and manufacturers, and entitles you to damages for any injuries you have suffered. For a free consultation, call us at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. We work on a contingency basis, which means our firm does not receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.