America’s obsession with the automobile does not appear to be fading. There are more than 250 million cars on the road in the U.S. and the numbers continue to increase.
This incredible race to production, however, has come at a human cost. Automobiles with defective parts and those with inherently dangerous designs kill and injure thousands of people each year. In 2014, more than 50 million cars and trucks were recalled nationwide for a range of hazards including faulty airbags, ignition switches, alternators, brakes, tires, and more. Landmark cases against GM and Toyota have recently put the spotlight on the problem.
For every automobile injury or death tied to a known defect, safety experts believe there are countless more that are never investigated and never connected with the true cause defective product or a motor vehicle with a dangerous design flaw.
The defective automobile lawyers at Berman & Simmons believe the best way to improve safety for all motorists is to hold manufacturers, part makers, dealerships, and others fully accountable for putting innocent people at risk. We have more experience than any other Maine firm in representing victims of defective automobile parts and dangerous design.