Every year thousands of people are injured and killed due to automotive defects, including electrical components, engine malfunctions, and bad tires. Under Louisiana state law, victims of defective automobiles are entitled to monetary compensation if their injuries were caused by the issue. If you have been injured by a recalled or defective vehicle, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney that specializes in these types of cases.
Since 2000, Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers has developed a proven record of helping victims of auto defects win their cases and get the money they deserve. We represent victims of defective tires and seat belts, auto fires, rollovers due to vehicle issues and much more. Our injury attorneys have vast amounts of experience fighting for clients who have been harmed by a defective vehicle.
Number Of Recalled Vehicles Increases
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the total number of vehicles affected by recalls was 19.1 million in 2010. This was a dramatic increase from the 2005-2009 average of 13.4 million. With more technology being installed in vehicles, it means a greater chance of automotive parts being defective. And while most defective components are nothing more than a mild inconvenience, some can cause catastrophic failures, such as:
Seat Failure – Have been known to collapse and injure passengers
Seat Belt Failure – Either not securing or not releasing properly
Airbag Failure – Can be catastrophic in accidents
Door Latch Failure – Inhibits or prevents escape in dangerous situations
Gas Tank & Line Failure – Cause of many vehicle fires
Rollovers – Due to poor vehicle design
Weak Glass – Increases the chance of window failures
Roof Crush – Caused by weak structural points
All of the above automotive defects could cause serious injury or death to drivers and their passengers. While most defects are caught ahead of time, some are missed until it’s too late, and even then, insurance companies and auto manufacturers weigh the risk versus the reward of the auto recall before deciding if one is needed.
Experienced Auto Recall Attorneys In Baton Rouge
At Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers, our mission is to provide our clients with the aggressive personal injury representation they need and the understanding they deserve after they or a member of their family has been victimized by an automotive defect or any other personal injury. Don’t let the negligence of the auto industry and the complacency and greed of insurance companies mean additional suffering for you. Contact a Baton Rouge Auto Defect Injury Attorney today at 225-387-2323 or fill out our Case Evaluation Form in the right-hand column to learn how we can help with your case! Our auto injury attorney will review the facts and law with you for your FREE case evaluation. Watch the videos of Spencer Calahan on our FAQ page for general info about personal injury cases.