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With all the modern technology that is installed into today’s vehicles, it would be reasonable for you to think that this means less can go wrong with the vehicle. That’s not always the case.

It may seem that technology will keep you more secure in your vehicle. For the most part this is true; however, these new components may also create more chances for a serious defect.

Unfortunately, defective vehicles may often lead to the death of a driver or passenger. Perhaps you are suffering the loss of a loved one due to an auto defect. If this is so, you may be entitled to compensation in a Milwaukee wrongful death claim.

Some of the common auto defects that can lead to death include:

  • Seat belt malfunction. seat belts can malfunction in a number of ways. For instance, a seat belt can lock up and pin the driver or passengers in the vehicle. The seat belt can also fail by unlatching at a crucial time, such as during a collision.
  • Airbag defect. An airbag should be deployed upon impact, which provides an instant safety blanket to reduce the odds of injury and death. When the airbag fails to deploy, it leaves the victims much more vulnerable to being killed in an accident. Airbags can also detonate at the wrong time, potentially killing passengers in the vehicle.
  • Tire defect. Tire defects are actually very common. Defective tires often cause rollover accidents, slide outs, and collisions with other vehicles. These are high-risk accidents.

If you feel that you have wrongfully lost a loved one, contact a Milwaukee wrongful death attorney at Hupy and Abraham Call 800-800-5678 for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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