Automotive Product Liability
Automobile Defects | Defective Tires | Automobile Rollovers | Fuel Fires | Rapid Acceleration
Automobile manufacturers spend a lot of time and money telling you how much they have invested in making the operation of a motor vehicle safe. While constructive safety measures have been instituted, there are still many safety risks related to automobiles that have either not been adequately investigated or have simply been ignored. Unfortunately, when a motor vehicle malfunctions while you are on the road, the risk of serious injury is significant. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of the malfunction of a dangerous or defective automobile component or product, the lawyers at Shaffer & Gaier can help.
At the law firm of Shaffer & Gaier, we offer more than 45 years of combined legal experience to personal injury victims in and around Philadelphia. We know that the facts of your case are unique, and that you will have your own specific needs to address. But our commitment is always the same — to help you get the best result possible as quickly as is reasonable and in a cost-effective manner. We have a registered nurse on our staff so we can thoroughly evaluate your injuries and medical needs, and can help you pursue compensation for all your medical concerns.
Protecting People Injured by Dangerous and Defective Automotive Products
We provide comprehensive counsel to anyone who has been hurt because of exposure to or use of a dangerous or defective automotive product. We understand the complexity of these types of claims and have longstanding relationships with experts, such as engineers and doctors, who can help us put together the most compelling case for your full financial recovery. We will exhaustively investigate the facts and circumstances of your injury, and will prepare and file all pleadings and other documents with the court. We will also be your voice in all meetings, hearings or proceedings, including depositions, settlement discussions and trial.
We handle all types of product liability claims involving dangerous or defective automotive products, including cases of injury caused by:
Fuel line defects, including fuel fires
Rollovers, particularly in SUVs or similar vehicles
Door latch failure
Sudden rapid acceleration
We will help you pursue damages for all your losses, including lost wages and income, medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering. We handle cases involving all types of injuries, including serious and catastrophic loss such as brain or spinal cord injury, burns, broken bones, paralysis, and amputation or loss of limb. We also litigate wrongful death claims.