Sometimes, car accidents in Fort Lauderdale are not caused by drivers or even dangerous road conditions. Collisions can instead be the result of a defect in a motor vehicle. If you were hurt by a defective vehicle, you could be able to secure compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can take on your case in this situation. Call us at 855-529-0269 to speak with our injury lawyers for accidents caused by deadly defective vehicles in Fort Lauderdale. We can begin working on your claim by offering you a free consultation.
Causes of Defects in Motor Vehicles
There are a number of issues that can result in a defective motor vehicle. In most cases, drivers have no way of knowing that they are operating a defective vehicle. This is because the defects occur during the construction of the vehicle. Defects may be caused by:
- Poor vehicle design
- Negligent processes during vehicle manufacturing
- Improper installation of parts
In any of these cases, the vehicle manufacturer – or the manufacture of the vehicle parts – may be held responsible if the defective vehicle results in an accident and serious injuries.
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Common Motor Vehicle Defects in Fort Lauderdale
Any part of a motor vehicle could be defective. However, some defects are more likely to cause injuries than others. A defect that prevents your center console from opening properly will not be as serious as a defect in your:
Tire defects are especially likely to cause an accident, as they can lead to blowouts. Other defects, like those associated with seatbelts or airbags, can result in greater injuries during a motor vehicle collision.
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Compensation for Accidents Caused by Vehicle Defects
You may be able to secure compensation for your losses if you were hurt in an accident caused by a deadly defective vehicle in Fort Lauderdale. A car accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale could help you secure full damages for your medical expenses, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Medication costs and medical tests
- Surgeries and non-invasive medical procedures
- Physical therapy and other treatments
You could also receive compensation for the costs to repair or replace your vehicle. Additionally, if you experienced serious injuries, you could be able to get compensation for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Lost wages at work
Contact Jason and Debi Chalik at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik to find out more about your legal options after a collision caused by a defective vehicle. Getting help quickly can increase the odds that you will get full compensation for all of your losses.
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Defective Vehicles and Your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Policy
The state of Florida uses no-fault rules to govern auto accidents. This means that – regardless of who caused the accident – you must first seek compensation through your own insurance policy. Drivers carry personal injury protection (PIP) policies to cover medical expenses and lost wages.
Note that your PIP policy may be limited, only offering up to $10,000 in compensation. If this amount cannot cover your medical expenses, you have other options for seeking the compensation that you need.
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Work to Get Maximum Compensation after a Collision
The professionals at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can work aggressively to secure you additional compensation if you experienced a severe injury due to a defective vehicle collision. We can build your case by:
- Investigating vehicle defects
- Disproving other causes for the accident
- Looking for other examples of the defect
- Demonstrating that your injuries were caused by the accident
This information can allow us to negotiate with the insurance company for the vehicle manufacturer or the vehicle parts manufacturer. We can stand up to insurance agents while working to get you a fair settlement that will address all of your losses.
If the insurance company refuses to treat you fairly, we can move your claim to the court system in Fort Lauderdale. Let us argue to get you maximum compensation through a verdict. Getting the damages you deserve can allow you to move forward after an accident, without worrying about incredibly high medical bills and other expenses.
Call a Car Accident Lawyer to Handle Defective Vehicle Accidents
Start building your claim right away after a car accident in Florida. You can contact the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik now by calling 855-529-0269. You can get a free consultation with our injury lawyers for accidents caused by deadly defective vehicles in Fort Lauderdale. Start getting the legal answers you need by reaching out to us now.
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