Understanding New York Defective Vehicle Lawsuits

Whether you buy new or used, cars and other motor vehicles cost a lot of money. In exchange for your money, you are expecting a vehicle that can get you from Point A to Point B safely. Yet, not every vehicle performs according to that expectation. If you have been hurt in a defective vehicle accident, you may be entitled to damages, and a New York defective vehicle attorney may be able to help you recover those damages.

How Can a Vehicle be Defective?

Generally, there are four ways that a vehicle may be defective. There could've been a problem with the:
  • Design of the Vehicle: sometimes the actual design of the vehicle is flawed and will not result in the manufacturing of a safe car.
  • Manufacturing of the Vehicle: other times the design of the vehicle is fine but there is a deviation from the design in the manufacturing process that makes the vehicle defective and dangerous.
  • Warnings Provided with the Vehicle: lack of warnings about potential dangers that are known to the car manufacturers but not the general public can also result in a defective vehicle.
  • Maintenance on the Vehicle: even if the design, manufacturing and warnings on the vehicle are done without any defects, a defect may arise when maintenance or work is done on your car.

Any of these problems can cause a serious accident that results in injuries or fatalities.

Contact a New York Defective Vehicle Lawyer After Your Accident


Without a proper investigation, it can be difficult to determine whether it was a defective vehicle or driver error that caused your crash and resulting injuries. Thus, if you think that a defective vehicle may have been the cause of your accident, it is important to contact an experienced New York defective car lawyer as soon as possible after your crash so that your lawyer can start a thorough investigation and protect your rights.

For more information, please contact a New York accident lawyer at 1-800-PAGAN-911 for a free consultation.

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