Car Defect


Vehicles such as cars, trucks, SUVs, buses, ATVs, lawn mowers and tractors may be dangerous products if defective by design or error in the manufacture of the vehicle or a component part.

An example of a vehicular design defect is when a roof collapses because a particular vehicle does not have support to protect the occupant in a roll-over causing terrible injury or death.

An example of a dangerous product due to a manufacturing defect is where a manufacturer uses contaminated metal to make a part and the part fails due to the defect. For example, if a tie-rod or other steering part broke due to metal with impurities in it or made to the wrong specification, this would be a manufacturing defect.  In such cases, we may have the part examined by a metallurgist who can identify the cause of failure.

Defects in cars, trucks, SUVs, buses and other vehicles include:

  • Airbags – airbag inflicted injury, spontaneous deployment, non-deployment
  • Automotive glass, lack of laminated glass
  • Child restraints
  • Electronic stability control
  • Fuel system – post collision fuel fed fires
  • Rollover – dangerous center of gravity and stability
  • Roof crush
  • Seat belt failures
  • Seat design – seat back failure, seat track failure
  • Tires – separation of treads, tires and rim mis-match is not uncommon

If possible, secure the vehicle after the crash or incident.  If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective or unreasonably dangerous vehicle call the attorneys at Feroleto Law as soon as possible at (716) 854-0700, or contact us today.