Defective Product Lawyers Malden, Boston

Automobiles are a central part of most Americans' daily lives. Like any other consumer product, poorly designed and shoddily made automobiles are prone to dangerous defects. Despite stringent safety requirements, defective automobiles claim lives each year, and cause many more serious injuries. Defective product lawyers at Rodman, Rodman & Sandman in Malden, Massachusetts represent Boston-area residents and their families against negligent automakers after auto accidents caused by defective cars.

About Crashworthiness

Crashworthiness is a measure of a vehicle's ability to protect its passengers in the event of a motor vehicle accident. Even safe drivers are at risk of serious accidents due to the negligent conduct of other motorists, and the law requires every vehicle to meet certain safety standards in the event of a crash. Seatbelts, air bags, roll bars, and headrests are examples of features intended to enhance crashworthiness. Unfortunately, not all cars are designed to protect their occupants in the event of a crash. Vehicles with safety flaws put their passengers at risk of serious injuries. Our defective product lawyers build cases to ensure that the manufacturers of these dangerous products are held accountable for their careless work.

Common defects that compromise crashworthiness include:

  • Defective air bags: Air bags must be precisely engineered to deploy in a way that protects passengers from so-called secondary collisions inside the car. Poorly designed air bags may fail to prevent a secondary collision, or may deploy so fast that they cause injuries themselves.
  • Crush-prone roofs: Roof crush in a rollover accident or due to a falling object can be instantly fatal. Vehicles with weak roofs can crush even in low-speed accidents, dramatically increasing the risk to occupants.
  • Defective car seats: A good car seat is the best way to keep your infant safe on the road, but defective car seats are regularly recalled due to flammable materials, substandard harnesses, and weak materials. Despite recalls, many of these car seats remain in use.
  • Defective seatbelts: A good seatbelt is the best way to prevent a catastrophic secondary impact. Defective seatbelts can detach or open, releasing vehicle passengers to sustain head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other disabling or potentially fatal wounds.

If you have been injured in a crash due to an automotive defect, contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman in Malden, Massachusetts to schedule an appointment with one of our defective product lawyers. We can help you win a large verdict or settlement to cover your medical bills, lost time at work, and other expenses.

Automotive Defects Causing Crashes

In some cases, defective automotive product can actually be responsible for a crash. When a poor-quality component or system malfunctions at normal driving speeds, the destruction involved is sometimes immense, and safe driving habits are not enough to avoid them. Serious injuries and wrongful death are not uncommon in these cases.

Automotive defects that cause crashes include:

  • Defective tires: A high-speed tire blowout can quickly cause a serious crash. Defective tires famously contributed to a series of fatal rollover accidents in recent years.
  • Rollover-prone SUVs: Sports utility vehicles tend to be more top-heavy than other vehicles. A design that is too top-heavy is prone to roll easily, which tends to cause worse injuries.
  • Defective fuel lines: A poorly designed fuel system can cause a fire or explosion, either during a crash or on its own and without warning. Severe burns and other catastrophic injuries are not uncommon in these cases.
  • Faulty brakes: When brakes fail at high speed, a catastrophic crash is likely not far away. Speed is the number one factor contributing to the destructiveness of most crashes, and being unable to slow down means worse injuries.

Our Boston-area defective products lawyers want to speak with you if a defective automotive product has affected your family. We represent innocent personal injury victims against the irresponsible companies and individuals responsible for their losses.

Meet with Our Defective Product Lawyers

Effective legal representation is your best tool in the fight for full compensation for your injuries. Contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman in Malden, Massachusetts today to discuss your case with one of our defective product lawyers. We offer convenient consultations to Boston-area residents with absolutely no obligation.