Automobile Defects

Every year in the United States, there are approximately 6 million car accidents, which means there are approximately 16,500 every day. Around 2.35 million people are injured and around 40,000 people die as a result of these accidents. While many of these accidents are caused by inattentive drivers, recent events have made people more aware of the role auto defects play in car accidents. Auto defects are failures in the design or manufacturing of cars that can potentially cause serious accidents.

If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of an automobile defect, the Indianapolis personal injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling (800) 520-3633.

Common Defects

While defects are specific to particular makes and models of cars, there are certain defects that are particularly common. Some of these include:

  • Rollover risks. Certain vehicles – specifically tall, narrow cars and trucks – are more likely to flip over in accidents, putting occupants at much greater risks.
  • Fuel tank fires and explosion. If put under stress, especially in accidents, improperly protected fuel tanks are more likely to catch fire or explode.
  • Seat belt errors. Seat belts can fail in a wide number of ways, including spooling problems, failure to tighten, and ejecting from the latch. Injury and death is much more likely when the seat belt fails to protect you.
  • Airbag errors. Airbags occasionally eject when they are not needed, or fail to fire when they are.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by an auto defect, the manufacturer of the vehicle may be at fault. It may be beneficial to discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a car accident, the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. may be able to help you get the money you deserve. contact us today by calling (800) 520-3633.