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Holding Auto Manufacturers Accountable

Our federal and state product liability laws make automobile manufacturers responsible for designing and building cars that will offer a reasonable amount of driver and passenger protection, in the event of an accident. The roof frames must be sturdy enough, so they don’t crush passengers in the event of a rollover. Doors must be reinforced to offer protection in T-bone accidents and sideswipes. Windshield glass must be shatterproof. Gas tanks cannot explode upon impact.

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Vehicle Crashworthiness Is A Result Of Our Laws, Not Manufacturers’ Goodwill

These manufacturing regulations, and many more, have been added over time, always in response to personal injury and wrongful death litigation following accidents. While auto manufacturers may appear to be conscientious about car safety, it is safe to say that very few of them would have been put in place were it not for our system of civil litigation.

Every year, thousands of people are injured or die as a result of motor vehicle crashes across America. In many cases, the accidents occur or the injuries made worse because of an auto defect that should have been eliminated in the design or manufacturing process. If you were injured or lost a member of your family because the vehicle you were driving or riding in was not crashworthy, you have the right to pursue just compensation from the manufacturer.

A Case Record Of Results In Complex Litigation

At Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, we take auto manufacturer’s responsibilities seriously. Our product liability attorneys have more than 30 years of experience aggressively representing people and classes of plaintiffs who have been injured because of auto defects such as:

  • Tire defects, tread separation
  • Defective airbags, seatbelt failure
  • Brake system failure
  • Accelerator defects
  • Roof crushes, door crushes
  • Engine fires, explosions
  • Exhaust leaks

These types of cases are complex and require an in-depth understanding of existing case law and technical issues related to the automotive manufacturing process. Our lawyers work with a network of independent experts, when necessary, to construct and present the strongest case possible for our clients.

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