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Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
Product liability is an area of civil tort law designed to protect consumers from being harmed by tainted or defective products. This category includes errors in the design and manufacture of vehicles – defects so serious that they can lead to catastrophic personal injury such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn injury. Many tragic wrongful death claims have also arisen as a result of defective auto parts. At Drivon, Turner & Waters, serving the Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, and Sacramento areas, our auto accident attorneys have a reputation for providing outstanding representation in the area of product liability, and have achieved several successful settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Approximately 11,000 people are killed every year in rollover crashes, which occur at a much higher rate for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) than for other types of vehicles. Although auto manufacturers are aware of this tendency, they continue to market SUVs as safe and sturdy family vehicles. However, 2004 government statistics show that drivers and passengers in SUVs were nearly 11 percent more likely than those in other types of passenger vehicles to die in an auto accident. Our attorneys have represented many victims of such tragic occurrences.
While federal law requires both passenger and commercial vehicles to be equipped with safe, functional tires, many new and used vehicles are sold with tires that do not have adequate tread or sidewall separation, or that have fundamental design flaws. Other types of vehicle defects, including faulty airbags, defective seatbelts, faulty wiring or software, and fuel tank defects, can also seriously jeopardize the safety of everyone on the road. The result of such negligence on the part of auto companies and dealers can be disastrous, and our firm has handled cases involving the serious injury of victims throughout Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Sacramento, and the state. Our auto accident attorneys have the resources and knowledge to thoroughly investigate your claim and determine whether it involves product liability.
At Drivon, Turner & Waters, our auto accident attorneys are committed not only to representing the victims of serious personal injuries, but also to influencing policy change on a local and national level. We advocate tougher regulation of the auto industry while also seeking immediate compensation for victims of its negligence. By taking tough, aggressive action against auto companies and manufacturers, we send a strong message to the industry that will force better accountability towards consumers. For more information about legal services in the Stockton, Sacramento, Lodi, Manteca, and San Joaquin County areas, contact our auto accident attorneys today.