Fall River Vehicle Defect Accidents

Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled over 390 million vehicles under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. This act was put into practice to protect the public from vehicles that were found to be defective or otherwise unsafe for driving. An additional 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment have been recalled within that same amount of time. With these precautions in place, many lives have been saved.

Though we have these precautions in place to prevent tragedies from happening, vehicle defects still cause accidents today. Victims of vehicle defect accidents sometimes sustain debilitating injuries, and can suffer for years with high medical bills related to their treatment. Sometimes victims of vehicle defect accidents die as a result of the vehicle defect.

Victims of vehicle defect accidents may also experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other emotional trauma as a result of their accident. When lawsuits related to vehicle defect accidents are not filed, negligent manufacturers are not held accountable for their actions, while victims are forced to deal with the aftereffects of a terrible accident by themselves.

If you have been injured in a vehicle defect accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Fortunately, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are prepared to help people who have been hurt because of vehicle defects to get the financial compensation they deserve.

Why You Need a Lawyer

Though it seems obvious that you or a loved one should receive compensation injuries or deaths that occurred in an accident that was not your fault, there are a surprising number of obstacles that might prevent you from get the justice you deserve. Most insurance companies will never pay accident victims the full amount they deserve unless they are forced to by the legal system. Profits of Insurance companies depend on paying as little out as is possible in claims, so they’ll work extraordinarily hard to avoid paying out full settlements.

The best way to get the compensation you deserve for your damages in a vehicle defect accident is to file a lawsuit against the vehicle’s manufacturer. If the vehicle was truly defective, an attorney may be able to prove that the manufacturer or its suppliers acted negligently in the design or construction of the vehicle and/or its components.

It’s important not to attempt to file a claim by yourself. It is very unusual for people who file a lawsuit on their own against a manufacturer to be awarded any damages. However, with the help of an experienced lawyer who will file the lawsuit on your behalf and handle the case from beginning to end, you are much more likely to receive compensation for your vehicle defect accident.

Because there are so many things to need to be done in a vehicle defect accident lawsuit, it’s virtually impossible for anyone without significant legal experience or a vast network of knowledgeable connections to manage a defective vehicle case. This is especially true because winning the lawsuit will most likely require on expert testimony and air-tight arguments.

An experienced attorney will have the time and expertise to build the best case for you to receive compensation from your vehicle defect accident injuries or death. In addition, your attorney will work as hard for you as the manufacturer’s and insurance company’s legal teams are working for them.

Once you decide to move forward with your claim, you’ll want to choose a lawyer carefully. Not every firm has experience representing people who have been hurt by vehicle defects.

Depending on the extent of your injuries and other extenuating factors, you could potentially be awarded millions of dollars in a settlement. Rushing into a decision before you’ve consulted with a knowledgeable and trustworthy lawyer could ruin your chances of getting any settlement at all.

Why Choose Us to Represent You

The lawyers at The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are committed to helping people who have been hurt by the negligent actions of others. Our founder, Mr. Resmini, has spent his career offering exemplary litigation services to the people of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Now, heading his family’s firm, he has accrued over five decades of experience as a personal injury lawyer. In total, the firm boasts more than 85 years of combined experience, having represented hundreds of clients and won many cases in all aspects of personal injury law.

We strive to always be professional, efficient, and compassionate. We understand that accidents can be very emotional. If you’ve been injured and are now watching high medical bills pile up, you are experiencing a lot of tension and distress in addition to your injuries.

That’s why we’re here: to make sure that your case runs smoothly. Extra stress is the last thing you need when you’re trying to recover from an unexpected accident. Accidents caused by vehicle defects can be especially traumatic because of how suddenly everything can go wrong. Faulty brakes, accelerators, or steering wheels mean a quick and terrifying loss of control.

Our team is prepared to support you on all fronts. While we’ll excel at fighting for you in court, we will also be regularly available for questions and concerns you may have about the case. Other firms might treat their clients like they’re just a number on a case file, but we endeavor to maintain close working relationships with all of our clients.

If you run into something you don’t understand, we’ll be happy to explain it. If you’re worried about the direction of your case, we will always address your concerns. We will never keep any information from you about your own case.

Because we know how difficult it is to go through an expensive accident, none of our clients pay any money in legal fees (or hidden fees) until we win their case. We advance all costs of the case, so that you don’t have extra financial worry while you should be focused on recovering. This puts the pressure on us to deliver on our promises of thoroughness, efficiency, and excellence in all we do.

Cases We Handle

A vehicle defect can be classified as anything that is wrong with the design or manufacturing of the vehicle. A defect is not a problem that occurred after the vehicle was sold due to wear and tear, age, or ill-use. Some of the most common types of vehicle defects are:

  • Steering components that suddenly break
  • Faulty fuel system components, which may cause leaks that lead to gas fires
  • Sticky accelerators that cause the vehicle to move out of the driver’s control
  • Broken seat backs that may suddenly drop the driver or passenger backward or push them forward
  • Faulty airbags, which can be extremely dangerous if they deploy incorrectly, at the wrong time, or fail to deploy during an accident
  • Faulty windshield wipers
  • Faulty wheels

These are all defects that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies as safety-related. A safety defect is a direct risk to driver and passenger safety, and may exist in a large sample of vehicles. While most safety defects are found before anyone is hurt, some are not caught until it’s too late.

Anytime the quality of a product is called into question, it becomes the prosecuting lawyer’s job to prove that not only was the product defective, but that the defect directly caused their client’s injury. Otherwise, the prosecution doesn’t have a case.

Some common defenses include claiming that the injury was pre-existing, and claiming that the product was not, in fact, defective, but rather broken by the user. Because of this, your lawyer will probably need to rely on expert professional opinions to win the case.

As a firm that works in personal injury law, we have experience not only with vehicle defect accidents, but also with accidents involving other dangerous products. As a result, we’re more than prepared to fight for you, no matter how big the defense is. Large corporations don’t scare us. We believe that everyone needs to be held accountable for their actions.

Lawyers at The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. can help people who have been the victims of safety-related vehicle defects get the compensation they deserve. Pursuing claims against negligent manufacturers is important because it not only helps the victim, but it also ensures that the public is made aware of products that could potentially harm them. There must be repercussions for negligent behavior, regardless of whether an individual or a corporation is at fault.

Contact Us

Don’t make the mistake of missing your opportunity to collect the compensation you deserve after a vehicle defect accident. Not only should you should be able to pay medical bills and be compensated for time and wages lost from work, but you also deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced because of the negligence of a manufacturer.

The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. can help. Call our office at (401) 751-8855 for a free consultation, or fill out a form on our website to schedule a meeting. For questions, feel free to chat with one of our representatives at any time using our online messaging system.

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Friday, July 8, 2022