Cook County Auto Accident Attorneys
Although most vehicles that travel on the nation’s roadways are safely designed and manufactured, many popular car brands have recalled some of their models across the United States, including Chicago. Auto defects in these vehicles may cause dangerous situations for drivers and any motorists they pass on the road. Unfortunately, some defects in cars are not discovered until after many auto accidents and injuries have occurred.
Chicago Auto Defects
Auto defects can be as minor as a faulty climate control switch, or they may be so major that they cause serious injury or death of the occupants of the vehicle and those around them. It may be unclear whether a defect contributed to an accident. However, sometimes the causes of speeding, distracted driving, pedestrian accidents, head-on accidents and rear-end accidents can be clearly traced to a defect in the car itself.
Defects can also occur in safety features on vehicles. Although these defects may not cause an accident, they may contribute to common auto accident injuries by failing to operate properly. Air bags that fail to deploy during a collision, or anti-lock brakes that do not work as they should, can increase the chances of a motorist receiving more serious injuries than would otherwise have occurred as a result of an accident. In some cases of alcohol-related accidents, cell phone accidents, weather-related accidents and accidents caused by road design defects, the injuries sustained could have been lessened or prevented if the safety features on the vehicle were not defective.
One of the best ways to ensure that an auto defect is discovered is to contact a reputable personal injury attorney immediately following an accident, prior to handing a vehicle over to the insurance company.
Class Action Lawsuits
Auto defect matters can be handled on a case-by-case basis or as a class action lawsuit. These lawsuits allow consumers to come together to seek compensation for a violation of their rights as a group. Chances are, if more than a few vehicles are experiencing the same problems, a class action lawsuit may be the right road to take.
The auto accident attorneys at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates are prepared to help auto defect accident victims put together their claims and seek compensation for their injuries. Whether the case involves an unresolved recall on a vehicle or an obvious, dangerous defect, we advocate for our clients to help protect their rights. If you are unsure what to do after an auto accident, contact us today by calling (312) 726-1021. We can schedule a free consultation to review the details of your claim.