Recent headlines focused on a large General Motors recall of hundreds of thousands of automobiles, due in part to manufacturer defects that resulted in accidents, injuries and deaths. Several years ago, Toyota also received a lot of criticism for a defect in one of their models as well. While it is unfortunate that manufacturer defects and recalls are quite common, sometimes a much less noticeable defect is responsible for accidents, and it can be difficult to prove fault on the part of a manufacturer unless there is a thorough investigation.
An example of this can be found in the recent accident involving an SUV on the New Jersey Turnpike that had overturned, injuring the three small children inside. Police that investigated the accident stated that the accident resulted from a malfunctioning passenger side tire. Personal injury attorneys in NYC can tell you that the family was lucky to have discovered the defect, because that means that they can prove negligence on the part of the car manufacturer, helping them to receive compensation for the injuries sustained by all the family members involved.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and you feel that it was caused by a defect in the automobile, then it would be wise to retain the services of a NYC personal injury lawyer. Car companies typically try to sweep such defects under the rug if they are not a common occurrence, and will likely offer very low settlements for any injuries sustained. Personal injury lawyers will fight on your behalf to ensure that all medical expenses are paid for, and also that you receive monetary compensation for any long-term treatment you might require, as well as pain and suffering and other punitive damages.