Safety Should Never Be an Option Offered Only to the Rich by Car Manufacturers, Advises Auto Product Liability Lawyer
For all too long, the big car manufacturers have made safety a luxury for the rich, offering lifesaving devices such as electronic stability control (ESC), side airbags, and rollover airbags as expensive options. While the technology for these lifesaving devices has existed for a long time, manufacturers have continued to offer these optional safety features at a significant expense and their failure to install them in even the basic model may result in a design defect claim if you or a loved one has sustained a substantial or catastrophic injury or death.
We recently concluded a claim where a vehicle manufacturer possessing technology to install side airbags failed to install them due to the fact that they were only offered as an expensive option. The position that we successfully maintained was that manufacturers have an obligation to put the interests of safety over profitability.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently examining the failure and non-existence of side airbags. Vehicle and passenger safety is clearly diminished when an automaker only makes safety options available for the rich.
The Philadelphia airbag defect lawyers of Reiff & Bily understand that there should be no classes of distinction when it comes time to safety. Safety should never be an option! If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that may have been prevented by the addition of a safety device such as an airbag or ESC that was not included in your vehicle as a standard option, we would be interested to learn more about your situation as we are currently building a database of such accidents and other similar instances.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in an automobile accident, contact one of our airbag failure and automobile accident lawyers today toll free at (800) 421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.