In 2009-2010, car manufacturer Toyota issued a massive recall of hundreds of vehicles found to contain design and mechanical defects, a very well-publicised event worldwide. Legal action followed this recall, brought by those who had been involved in car accidents caused by issues with the front driver-side matting and mechanical failures that resulted in sudden rapid acceleration.
Product recalls are not uncommon in the automobile industry. As evidenced by the Toyota recall, however, many of these recalls come too late to prevent injury. Unfortunately, in many instances, accidents or wide-scale injuries are what prompt the investigation leading to a full scale recall.
At Graham Coffey & Co, we represent individuals who have suffered injury due to motor vehicle failures and defective repairs. Any motor vehicle defects can pose a hazard, from actual automobiles or motorcycles to golf buggies or scooters. Our practice includes those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by:
- Brake defects, which can lead to rear-end shunting
- Defective accelerator pedals
- Faulty airbags or seat belts
- Faulty steering mechanisms
- Handbrake failures
- Poorly manufactured tyres leading to tyre blow-outs
- Defective windscreens
- Electrical faults in headlights or systems
- Poor vehicle design
Sometimes defects do not interfere with vehicle operation directly. Internal defects or interior design failures can expose individuals to sharp edges or blunt trauma whilst inside the vehicle. Whether manufacturing errors or faulty design contributed to your accident, we are diligent in investigating all possible causes to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Seeking Compensation for Defective Vehicle Repairs
Beyond manufacturing errors, some defects are introduced by negligent mechanics when vehicles are brought in for repairs. Common issues include inadequate repairs so mechanical problems persist or defective parts are used to make repairs.
Defective motor vehicle repairs are not only risky but they are also frustrating — you expected your vehicle to be repaired but it is not, and may even have more problems. We understand your frustration and seek compensation on your behalf from negligent garages and mechanics.
Serving Greater Manchester and the North West: Solicitors for Defective Brake Accidents and Other Motor Vehicle Defects
Our office is located in central Manchester, and we serve clients throughout the Greater Manchester area and North West England. To discuss your motor vehicle defect injuries with our Manchester solicitors, please call us on 0161 820 9502 or send us an email by completing our online contact form.