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Defective Auto Equipment

More than 6 million motor vehicle accidents occur on U.S. roadways each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While some of these auto accidents are caused by driver distraction, fatigue or intoxication, in other cases, vehicle equipment fails and causes serious crashes. In the event that an auto defect plays a role in causing a car accident, injured parties should speak with an attorney about seeking compensation.

If you have been victimized by a defective auto part and you reside in the Las Vegas area, the seasoned product liability attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith are here to vehemently defend your rights and help you build the strongest possible product liability lawsuit. For more than three decades, our products liability lawyers have been helping car accidents victims recover the largest possible settlements/award so they can focus on recovering and moving on with their life.

Examples of Defective Auto Equipment

Some of the various types of auto defects that have been reported over the years include problems with:

  • airbags
  • braking systems
  • car fires
  • design flaws (i.e. designs in which a vehicle is top-heavy and more likely rollover, such as SUVs)
  • electronic systems
  • seat-back collapses
  • seat belts, car seat or child restraints
  • steering systems
  • tires
  • vehicle ejections

Toyota & Sudden Unintended Acceleration (SUA)

One of the more recently publicized auto defects involves sudden unintended acceleration, the event in which a car immediately speeds up without the driver pressing the accelerator pedal – and without him or her having the ability to slow or stop the car by braking. Although a number of different vehicles have been reported to cause SUA, the following Toyota vehicles are currently being recalled due to this serious equipment defect:

  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2009-2010 RAV4
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • 2005-2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 VENZA

If you or a loved one has been victimized by SUA or any defective auto part, our Las Vegas defective auto parts attorneys will help you seek compensation for your medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, permanent disabilities, lost wages, pain and suffering. Contact our law offices to find out more information today.

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