New York City Motor Vehicle Defect Lawyer
Were you or a loved one injured in a car accident caused by a motor vehicle defect in New York, New York? You could be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A New York City motor vehicle defect lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
With more than 40 years of experience, we’ve recovered millions in compensation for our injured clients. You can trust our car accident attorneys to go above and beyond to maximize your compensation award.
Call our law offices in New York, NY, to schedule a free consultation.
How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help After a New York City Motor Vehicle Defect Claim
You’re entitled to compensation if someone else caused your accident. It might sound simple, but it’s rarely easy to get full compensation in your hands. Car manufacturers aren’t going to rush to admit fault. You’ll have to fight to recover what’s fair.
Don’t rely on an online lawyer directory. You want an experienced lawyer in your corner.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our New York City personal injury lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling complex product liability cases.
We’ll fight for your family by:
- Investigating to identify the precise defect that caused your injuries
- Locating all responsible parties
- Hiring experts and specialists to fairly assess the value of your injury claim
- Negotiating with the insurance company to maximize your compensation award
Were you injured in an auto accident in NYC or Staten Island? Do you suspect something was wrong with the vehicle itself? Call our New York City personal injury attorneys for a free case review today.
How Common Are Motor Vehicle Defects in New York City?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regularly studies the causes of car accidents nationwide. According to NHTSA research, vehicle defects were responsible for 44,000 out of the 2,189,000 million crashes over a 2.5 year period.
This equals roughly 2% of the crashes involved in the study. In New York City, the NYPD reported 8,122 car wrecks in March 2021 alone. Statistically, that means that motor vehicle defects could have caused about 162 NYC crashes.
Overview of Motor Vehicle Defects
We all rely on the safety features in our motor vehicles to protect us from an accident. We assume that when we buy a car, all of its components are working correctly.
Motor vehicle defects can cause serious car accidents. They can also make your injuries worse.
We Handle All Types of Motor Vehicle Defect Cases
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we represent clients who have been injured by all types of motor vehicle defects, including:
- Defective air bags
- Defective seat belts
- Defective tires
- Fuel tank ruptures
- Roof collapse
- Tire tread separation
- Electrical system malfunctions
- Unsafe steering components
Even if your vehicle was not subject to a safety recall, you could be entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Give us a call or visit our office location today to learn more.
What Types of Injuries Are Commonly Caused by Motor Vehicle Defects?
If you were hurt in an accident caused by a motor vehicle defect, we’ll fight to recover fair compensation for all of your injuries, including:
- Whiplash injuries
- Burn injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries2
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Call our law firm today to learn more about how Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help.
Who is Liable if I’m Hurt Because of a Motor Vehicle Defect?
Product manufacturers can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by unsafe products, including motor vehicle components. You don’t have to prove the auto manufacturer was negligent to recover compensation in most product liability cases.
In strict liability cases, most dangerous motor vehicle defects fall into three categories:
- Manufacturing defects, which happen because the manufacturer made a mistake during the manufacturing process
- Design defects, which is something unreasonably dangerous about the way the vehicle or vehicle component was designed
- Marketing defects can cause people to get hurt because of a failure to warn about risks associated with the vehicle.
The at-fault party can also be held responsible for breach of warranty or violation of local lemon laws. To prove liability in a breach of warranty case, you have to prove that the car wasn’t as safe as the manufacturer explicitly or implicitly promised it would be.
Our accident lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. will investigate to find out who was liable for your injuries.
Responsible parties could include:
- The car manufacturer
- The manufacturer of a defective vehicle part
- The dealer who sold you the vehicle
Under New York’s contributory negligence law, multiple parties can be held liable if more than one person was responsible for your injuries.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a New York City Product Liability Law Firm
Vehicle defect cases can easily become complex. You already have enough to worry about if you were injured. We’re here to help. Call a New York City motor vehicle defect lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. for a free consultation today.