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Assisting you after an car accident caused by auto defects

That negligent drivers cause accidents is common knowledge, but defective automobiles and auto parts are also responsible for a large portion of traffic accidents in Oklahoma. Vehicles are supposed to be designed and manufactured to protect their occupants, but the fact is that many fail to do so.

If a defective or unsafe automobile causes an accident and you suffer injuries, or a defect exacerbates injuries that are usually minor, the attorneys of Cunningham & Mears can help you hold the auto manufacturer responsible. Manufacturers may be held liable for injuries their defective products cause whether or not they were negligent.

Responsibilities of auto manufacturers

Like all manufacturers in Oklahoma and elsewhere in the U.S., automobile manufacturers and manufacturers of tires, engines and other car parts have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe and fit for ordinary and intended use by consumers:

  • Car design defects: Automobiles must be free from all design defects, such as dangerously placed gas tanks or a tendency to roll over. Auto manufacturers must test an automobile’s design for how well the car holds up during a crash test, which is called crashworthiness. Crashworthiness is based on a car’s performance in high speed front and side crash tests, rollover tests and seat and head restraint protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.
  • Manufacturing defects: Manufacturers have a duty to ensure their cars are free from manufacturing defects, such as poor materials, negligent inspection, negligent assembly or worker error.
  • Failure to warn: Cars, trucks, motorcycles and all vehicles must display clear and complete warnings of any reasonably foreseeable hazards, as well as proper labels and instructions.

Types of defects

Each car accident attorney at Cunningham & Mears uses his knowledge and experience to assist clients who are injured because of a defective auto part. Many types of such defects are possible, including:

  • Defective air bags
  • Defective tires
  • Defective brakes
  • Defective seat belts or safety restraints
  • Defective car seats
  • Unsafe fuel tank placement
  • Defective engines
  • Poor crashworthiness
  • Passenger ejection
  • Rollovers
  • Roof crushes
  • Failed suspension
  • Defective passenger compartment design
  • Battery explosions

Contact our aggressive auto defect lawyers in Oklahoma City for assistance

At Cunningham & Mears, each auto accident and product liability lawyer at our firm uses his significant expertise to help those injured in traffic accidents caused by auto defects. To learn more about how we can provide personalized service in your case, contact us online today or call 405-757-1766 for a free initial consultation.