Philadelphia Defective Auto Injury Lawyer

Experienced Crashworthiness Claim Attorney Skillfully Handles Product Liability and Manufacturing Defect Cases in Allegheny County, Philadelphia County, and Across Pennsylvania

If you or someone you care about was injured in a car accident, we can help. Many vehicle accidents are caused by vehicle malfunctions and defective parts. Just as safe driving laws are designed to safeguard the well-being of road users, product testing, crash tests, and manufacturing standards are designed to guarantee – to a predictable degree – how safe a vehicle or its parts are. Our Philadelphia defective auto injury lawyer handles cases where vehicle-related issues caused or contributed to an accident. If this happened to you, contact our crashworthiness claim attorney in Philadelphia, PA today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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Crashworthiness Claim Attorney in Philadelphia, PA Understands the Dangers of Motor Vehicle Defects

Motor vehicle servicing and maintenance are important parts of driver and road user safety and well-being. For example, if you do not regularly check your tires, vehicle fluids, and any wear and tear on moving parts, you can suffer an unexpected on-road vehicle breakdown. This can lead to an accident and serious bodily injuries – even death.

However, beyond moving parts that a driver or maintenance crew can be reasonably expected to check regularly, parts breakdowns can happen all of a sudden as well with vehicle parts or devices that typically are not expected to break down or stop working.

When this happens, you may have grounds to hold the vehicle manufacturer or a parts manufacturer at fault and liable for any resultant losses or damages that you suffer. Litigating against a well-funded and strongly represented corporate enterprise like a vehicle manufacturer can be difficult, to say the least. That’s where our crashworthiness claim attorney in Philadelphia, PA comes in. With years of experience in the areas of vehicle accident injury law, product liability law, and insurance claims, the Philadelphia defective auto injury lawyer at Baldwin Matzus, LLC can review your case, gather evidence, and file a claim for the damages you are entitled to – even a lawsuit if your case warrants one.

Philadelphia Defective Auto Injury Lawyer Handles Auto Defect Cases of All Types

Philadelphia Defective Auto Injury Lawyer

There are thousands of different parts in a vehicle. Every piece must be meticulously designed, tested, manufactured, and installed. Defects of any kind in any of these areas can lead to a mechanical failure on the road which, in turn, can lead to an accident. For example, if a manufacturer uses substandard production materials, this can lead to the accelerated breakdown of a given part. Similarly, if a part does not effectively perform its intended function or was improperly installed, that can also lead to an accident.

Our Philadelphia defective auto injury lawyer can help you with product liability and defect cases that include but are not limited to issues such as the following:

  • Steering defects can prevent you from maintaining control over your vehicle, and you will be unable to steer away from oncoming danger or navigate to a safe place to avoid an accident;
  • Airbags that do not deploy when needed or deploy when not needed – an increasingly common occurrence especially since airbags rely on electrical components;
  • Seatbelts, such as frayed fabrics or malfunctioning latches;
  • Transmission problems can cause a wide range of issues, from your vehicle rolling away despite being in park to engine blowouts due to unexpected RPM changes when a shift to a different gear is required;
  • Defective brakes are a common cause of auto accidents and injuries because brake malfunctions can mean that a driver will be unable to slow or stop their vehicle when they need to;
  • Fuel pumps can fail when on the road, meaning you will lose power and forward mobility, and becoming stranded or losing power when on the road can lead to injuries;
  • Explosions involving airbag inflators, in the gas tank, or anywhere in the engine or along the vehicle’s fuel lines can lead to an immediate accident;
  • Door latches can become loose or break altogether, causing the door to fly open while a vehicle is in motion on road, potentially injuring bystanders and other road users, or causing a passenger to fall out;
  • Tires defects can lead to an on-road blowout, and worn tread can lead to slipping, which can be very dangerous on the road;
  • Malfunctions involving the lights (headlights, taillights, or indicator lights) can mean a loss of visibility in dark conditions, and other drivers may not be able to see you slow down or they will not know you are about to turn if your brake lights or turn signals do not work.

If you had an accident of any kind that involved some form of vehicle malfunction or part defect, contact our Philadelphia defective auto injury lawyer. We manage every case with confidence and our crashworthiness claim attorney in Philadelphia, PA can handle your case from start to finish so that you are fairly and fully compensated for your accident-related losses.

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Contact the Philadelphia Defective Auto Injury Lawyer at Baldwin Matzus, LLC Today

Contact an experienced crashworthiness claim attorney in Philadelphia, PA today to learn more about your options for holding a vehicle or parts manufacturer and other at-fault parties accountable for your accident. At Baldwin Matzus, LLC, we handle everything from the initial accident investigation to insurance claims filings and courtroom trials, so speak to us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Defect Accidents in Allegheny County, Philadelphia County, and Across Pennsylvania

Who may be liable for my auto defect accident

Any part responsible for putting the defective vehicle or auto part on the market can potentially be held liable for your example. This includes a vehicle manufacturer, parts manufacturers, a parts wholesaler, a vehicle dealership, a parts retailer, or even a mechanic or vehicle service shop that knowingly used a defective part with your vehicle.

How long do I have to file an auto defect accident lawsuit?

According to Statute § 5524 (2014) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, there is a two-year limit from the date on which you were injured in an auto defect accident to file a lawsuit for compensation. Remember that this is different from your insurance deadlines and other deadlines that other parties such as your employer may have for filing a claim, so speak with an attorney as soon as you can for assistance with seeking compensation and filing a claim or lawsuit for your accident-related injuries and losses.


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