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Adams County product liability attorney for defective air bags, brakes, and tires

Attorneys for Injuries From Defective Auto Parts in Macon County, Sangamon County, and McLean County

Cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles are an essential part of American life. Most people drive or ride in these vehicles on a daily basis, and commercial trucks provide vital transportation of goods throughout the country. With so many vehicles on the road at any given time, it is important to make sure they can operate safely. Unfortunately, auto parts are sometimes found to be defective, and vehicles or their components are often subject to recalls because they present risks to drivers, passengers, and others. If you have been injured by a defective auto part, a skilled product liability attorney can help you determine your legal options.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have more than 40 years of experience representing victims of car accidents and other types of personal injuries. With our understanding of the legal issues that affect cases involving defective products, we can help you take steps to hold an auto parts manufacturer, retailer, or installer responsible for the injuries you have suffered. With over $400 million recovered for our clients, we can make sure you are repaid for all of your injuries and damages.

Car and Truck Recalls and Defective Parts

Certain vehicles or parts may be subject to recalls because of defects that caused them to be unsafe even when they function as designed. In other cases, problems during the manufacturing process may lead parts to break down or malfunction. While a product's manufacturer may be responsible for injuries caused by product defects, a retailer may also be liable for injuries that occurred because they sold a product that was known to be unsafe, or a service center, dealership, or mechanic may be liable for injuries that occurred because parts were not installed correctly.

Some auto parts that have been subject to recalls due to safety issues include:

  • Air bags - While these devices can protect the safety of drivers and passengers in a collision, they can also cause serious injuries when they do not function properly. Some air bags have been recalled due to defects that have caused them to explode upon inflation and send shrapnel flying throughout a vehicle. This can lead to severe lacerations, injuries to the eyes, or skull fractures.
  • Seat belts - The failure of these essential safety systems can put drivers and passengers at risk of serious injuries in a collision. These injuries can occur if seat belt straps break or if latches fail and cause a seat belt to become disconnected.
  • Brakes - When a driver is unable to slow down or stop correctly, they may be unable to avoid a collision with another vehicle, a pedestrian, or objects in or near the road. Defective air brakes on semi-trailer trucks can lead to dangerous truck accidents.
  • Tires - In some cases, defective tires can explode, and this can lead to rollover accidents. Tire treads may become separated, or tires that are not installed properly can become deflated, causing a driver to lose control of their vehicle.
  • Engines - Defects in engine parts can lead to problems with acceleration, or they may cause a vehicle to stall suddenly. In some cases, a defective engine may catch on fire, leading to burn injuries or smoke inhalation.
  • Ignitions - Some keyless ignition systems may cause a car to start spontaneously, which can lead to rollaway accidents if a vehicle shifts out of park. When vehicles start when they are parked in a garage, this can cause people in the home to suffer carbon monoxide poisoning, which can lead to wrongful death.

Contact Our Peoria Auto Part Defect Injury Lawyers

Defective auto parts may be responsible for car accidents or other situations that cause injuries to a vehicle's driver or passengers. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can investigate the circumstances of your injury and determine whether a negligent product manufacturer, auto parts retailer, or mechanic was to blame. We will fight to make sure you receive the respect, response, and results you deserve. To arrange a free consultation with our experienced lawyers, contact our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with injuries caused by product defects in Sangamon County, Champaign, Schuyler County, Peoria, McDonough County, Pekin, Macomb, Peoria County, Rushville, Tazewell County, McLean County, Macon County, Champaign County, Adams County, Decatur, Bloomington, Quincy, Springfield, and all of Illinois.

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