When Vehicle Accidents Aren’t Your Fault
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When Vehicle Accidents Aren’t Your Fault

by | Dec 8, 2018 | Product Liability

In the state of Missouri, there are over 3.2 million trucks on the road alongside about 2 million or so cars. Not all of these vehicles make their way through Kansas City, but with a population of around 500,000, you can estimate that the major highways surrounding the city are occupied by around 1 million drivers a day. The statistics of any of these vehicles getting into an accident is fairly high; especially if you incorporate inclement weather or road work. But what if the accident isn’t your fault? This doesn’t mean that someone hit you, but what if your actual vehicle malfunctions to the point where you are in an accident?

Defective Products Also Mean Cars

Our Defective Product Lawyers at Mayer & Rosenberg in Kansas City have a collective 40 years experience in dealing with clients who have been seriously injured due to a defective product. Typically people think of products as small machines or household items. Products also mean the vehicles we depend on every day to get ourselves and our loved ones to and from work, school, or fun activities. We have experience with clients who have dealt with serious to catastrophic injuries such as loss of limbs or life. We understand that in order to live we must depend on tools and products to get us where we need to go. We also know that if you were injured by any product you deserve representation and compensation.

Our Defective Product Attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg in Kansas City have a particular interest in defective vehicular products like brakes or unsafe rental vehicles. These defects usually signal to manufacturers to recall their products, but unfortunately, these defects aren’t discovered until someone gets hurt.

For example, in 2009 and 2010 Toyota recalled their vehicles to deal with an acceleration problem. Apparently the floor mats in these vehicles were getting lodged under accelerator causing it to be jammed as well as the gas pedal sticking. $5 billion, 60 cases of the defective product, and 30 cases which resulted in at least one death, Toyota had the costliest recall every recorded.

If you ever bought a new car then you know that your first thought isn’t “I wonder what part of the car may malfunction”. If anything you think because it is brand new that your chances are lower than a used car. However, that isn’t always the case and it is not your job as the consumer to worry about that. This is why it is important to have an attorney on your side who is willing to fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve due to a party’s neglect.

What To Do Next

If you are reading this then you or someone you love are probably dealing with an injury due to a defective product. Reach out to our Defective Product Attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg in Kansas City by calling 816-941-8949 or clicking here. We are ready to use our expertise and help you get the compensation you deserve.