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Pittsburgh Attorney for Accidents and Injuries Caused By
Defective Cars, Trucks, and SUVs

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Which Law Firm Handles Injuries Caused by Defective Vehicles?

Almost every day we will use a car, truck, SUV, or any other type of automobile as a form of transportation. Motor vehicles have become a fixture of our everyday lives, however, they can be a product that causes catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death to innocent drivers and passengers if a manufacturer or dealer defect exists.

When an automobile manufacturer or car dealer provides a car that has a manufacturer defect or uses a defective component, it is strictly liable in the state of Pennsylvania for the injuries and damages that the automobile causes.

However, proving that an automobile is defective and determining product liability is a process that requires expertise and skill.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have the knowledge and experience and have been delivering results to victims that were injured in accidents due to defects found in a car, truck, or SUV from the manufacturer or car dealership. Our team has been able to secure multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for victims injured by automobiles that have been proven to have a defect.

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Have you or someone you care about been injured by a defective car, truck, SUV, or any other type of automobile or component found within a motor vehicle – like an airbagContact the attorneys at Schiffman Firm for a free review of your case and situation. You don’t pay anything for our services unless we help you win your case.

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What is "crashworthiness"?

When our personal injury attorneys enter a case that involves a potentially defective car, truck, or SUV they do a full exploratory investigation to discover if the vehicle is “crashworthy.”

Crashworthiness 1 means that a motor vehicle must be safe to withstand predictable and common real-world accidents without causing additional injury.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm know that even the smallest of defects in your automobile can cause a minor incident to become a serious accident with deadly or life-altering injuries.

Schiffman Firm has successfully represented clients in thousands of personal injury cases, including those that were injured due to defects found in cars, trucks, SUVs, and other types of motor vehicles. Our team has been able to achieve settlements and verdicts that have resulted in millions of dollars awarded to our clients.

If you or someone you care about was injured due to a defect found in a car, truck, SUV, or any other type of vehicle, contact the attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh today for a free review of your case.

  1. Crashworthiness – Wikipedia.org
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Seatbelts, Airbags, Brakes

What Are Some Common Defects Found in Cars, Trucks, and SUVs?

Even the smallest, most routine things that we interact with in our vehicles on a daily basis can cause serious injury if a defect is found from either the manufacturer or car dealership.

The personal injury attorneys at Schiffman Firm go beyond the obvious cases of any accident or injury and determine whether the slightest defect in an automobile was the cause of the accident or even made the injury worse.

With our vast network of experts in the fields of manufacturing and engineering, our team will partner with other knowledge leaders to perform a fact-finding and science-based approach to your case by obtaining the best and most relevant testing procedures to secure and document evidence to be used in your favor.

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Seat Belts

A seat belt that breaks or is unable to secure properly to restrain an individual can cause catastrophic injury in the event of an accident

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Car Doors

If a common car collision or accident occurs and the point of impact is at one of the doors, that door must be able to withstand the force to prevent furth injury

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Airbags

Defective airbags that do not deploy or improperly deploy during an accident can cause a wide variety of injuries including concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

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Tires and Tire Treads

A defective tire can cause treads to separate and create unsafe and hazardous driving conditions

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Vehicle Rollover and Car Roofs

A car, truck, or SUV that was engineered improperly resulting in a poor center of gravity will be more susceptible to rolling over during a car accident which can cause additional injury to the victims involved.

Additionally, a poorly constructed vehicle roof may not be able to withstand the impact involved in a rollover accident.

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Sudden Acceleration

A car, truck, or SUV that accelerates suddenly and without notice can potentially cause massive amounts of damage and injuries to the victims involved

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Brakes and Braking Systems

Improperly designed or defective brakes, brake pads, braking systems can cause vehicles to stop irregularly or not at all – creating a potentially dangerous scenario while on the road

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if I Have a Defective Car, Truck, or SUV?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have a defective car or a car part until the issue actually arises.

Fortunately, the NHTSA (Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) lookup tool to search and see if any recalls exist for your car, truck, or SUV.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm focus on product liability and defective product cases and have been delivering significant results to clients and victims of all types of personal injury matters. If you or someone care you about has been injured by a defective product – like a car, truck, or SUV – contact our lawyers today for a free evaluation and review of your case.

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From personal injury to product liability - Schiffman Firm has the legal expertise and experience to take on a wide variety of cases with a proven track record of delivering results for their clients.

Our attorneys are always ready to listen to your case. Contact us today for a free review of your case - you don't pay anything for our legal services unless you win your case.

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Our attorneys handle lawsuits and legal cases for personal injuries due to a variety of burns including:
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Spinal cord, brain, and concussion injuries are complex legal matters - our team has experience and expertise in working with:
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Negligence, in any form, can lead to a wide variety of personal injury lawsuits - sometimes it can, unfortunately, lead to death. Our team can represent the families and the estate of wrongful death victims to ensure fair compensation is received and justice is served.
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At Schiffman Firm, we know how Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system works and — most importantly — how to make this system work for our clients.
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Focused on delivering efficient and cost-effective business law solutions to small and midsized organizations - we provide ongoing counsel and legal services including:
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