When safety features malfunction

As a North Carolina motorist, you take precautions when you pull out on the highway, interstate, or any busy thoroughfare. Sadly, even if you're the safest driver in the world, you are still at the mercy of the other motorists' navigation skills. When drivers shop for new and used cars, sellers highlight and carefully explain safety features, because safety is a critical selling point.

When you've done everything you can to avoid an accident, the idea that you can rely on seat belts, airbags, and roll bars to keep you protected from the impact of the other car (or the pavement) can make you feel secure. However, defective seat belts and airbags still allow or cause catastrophic or serious injury, such as neck injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Sometimes, the parts of the automobile are all in working order, but it simply wasn't assembled properly.

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If you were hurt in an accident caused by a design or manufacturer’s flaw in your vehicle, Michael Patrick can help you pursue compensation for injuries, damage, lost wages, medical care, pain, and suffering.
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Compensation for injuries from automobile defects

Our law office has three decades of experience in personal injury and products liability cases. We will get to the bottom of whatever caused your crash and help you recover compensation for your injuries. We effectively handle products liability cases involving the following car defects:

  • Defective seat belts
  • Defective air bags
  • Defective tires
  • Defective roll bars
  • Defective roof design in a van or SUV
  • Defective moonroof or sunroof
  • Defective accelerators

In some cases, multiple defects are at fault in any given car or truck accident. Certain SUV's or 15-passenger vans have a tendency to roll over when attempting to navigate a turn. Certain vehicles have weak roof structures that allowed the roof to crush in a rollover accident.

If a loved one died in an auto or truck accident because a safety device did not function properly, we can help you file a wrongful death claim to for monetary compensation.
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Our North Carolina law firm offers a free consultation in every personal injury case. To talk with a lawyer after you are injured by a defective airbag, seat belt, or other car defect, contact the Law Office of Michael W. Patrick in Chapel Hill.