Defective Vehicles

Automobile accidents are typically the result of negligent or distracted behavior on the roadways, but even the safest drivers cannot avoid the risks of a defective vehicle. Poorly designed or improperly manufactured vehicles and defective parts can cause a sudden accident. All car manufacturers must comply with government regulations regarding the safety of motor vehicles to ensure that defective vehicles do not hit the mass market, but unfortunately mistakes occur leading to accidents, injuries and wrongful death. Many manufacturers are quick to institute a safety recall after malfunctions are discovered, but for injured victims, it is already too late.


Common vehicle defects in a poorly designed or improperly manufactured can result from the following:


  • Defective Airbags
  • Defective Seatbelt Restraints
  • Faulty Fuel Valves
  • Defective Tires
  • Door Latch Failure
  • Poorly Designed Frames
  • SUV Rollovers


When a vehicle causes harm, injury or death because it was not safely designed, manufacturers and distributors can be held liable for damages, entitling victims to compensation. In the occasional case when a defective vehicle or part can be traced to another source, the experience of the professional attorneys at The Gilliam Firm, PLLC can help you navigate the intricacies of your case, seeking the justice and recovery you deserve.


If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or if a loved one has died in an accident where a defective vehicle failed to perform in the way that it should have performed, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle. Please contact us for a free consultation on your case.