Defective Motor Vehicles
Helping Clients In Doylestown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton And Stroudsburg Since 1985
A defective car part, such as a seat belt or air bag, can lead to devastating injuries in a car accident. If you have been injured as a result of a defective motor vehicle, you need a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney to help you with your case.
At Drake, Hileman & Davis, we help clients pursue compensation for injuries resulting from defective and dangerous products. Our defective motor vehicles attorneys represent injured clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
To discuss your injuries with a knowledgeable lawyer, contact our personal injury firm for a free initial consultation. We are ready to help you understand your options and fight for the money you deserve.
Why We Hold Manufacturers Accountable For Accident Injuries
The Ford Pinto is a classic case of negligent design. In that case, there was a defect in the gas tank, where even the slightest rear impact could result in a terrible explosion and cause serious injuries to the passengers. The Ford Pinto litigation resulted in Ford retrofitting a metal plate over the rear of the vehicle to prevent injuries. These types of safety features are important, protect lives and help future generations learn from the mistakes of the past.
We are dedicated to helping clients who have been injured as a result of the failure of safety components. Our attorneys work to hold manufacturers and repairmen accountable to prevent future disasters.
Help With Seat Belt Injuries
Have you or someone you love been injured due to a malfunctioning seat belt or defectively designed seat? Our attorneys have experience representing clients who were injured as a result of defective seat belt design.
Seat belts can be designed and installed in a number of ways. When a seat belt only involves a lap belt, then the seat must be designed to prevent injury upon impact. In other cases, a three-point harness-type belt is necessary to prevent the rider from injury. The rear center seat was the last passenger seat to have the three-point seat belt system installed and can be particular dangerous in vehicles whose manufacturer failed to modify the seat.
We recently represented a client who was injured in the middle back seat of a Volkswagen when the car struck a utility pole. Volkswagen had chosen not to install the three-point seat belt system in their U.S. models, even though they were installed in their European counterparts. We helped secure a $10.2 million jury verdict for our client. Link to Superior Court Decision.
We Handle Negligent Design And Maintenance Claims
Our attorneys represent clients injured as a result of all types of negligent designs. For example, if you were injured as a result of a recalled floor mat getting stuck on the gas pedal causing you to accelerate, our attorneys can help you. Our lawyers have also helped clients injured as a result of other gas pedal malfunctions.
We can also assist you if your accident was the result of negligent maintenance. For example, we have represented clients whose mechanic failed to tighten the wheels on a vehicle following a tire rotation, causing the wheel to fall off and the car to crash. When that occurs, it is both the mechanic and the employer that are responsible for all the harms and losses that follow. Our team of litigators can fully investigate your claim in order to determine who or what was the cause of your collision.
Contact A Defective Motor Vehicle Attorney
If you are looking for personal injury or wrongful death attorney after a Pennsylvania or New Jersey accident caused by a defective motor vehicle, the lawyers of Drake, Hileman & Davis are ready to discuss your claim. We maintain offices for your convenience in Doylestown, Allentown, Easton and Stroudsburg. To contact a defective motor vehicle lawyer at our firm, call 888-777-7098. We can be reached 24 hours a day. We also provide translation services for our Spanish-speaking clients. We can meet you at our office or in your home.