Porsche Flaws in Walker Accident Bring Product Liability to Light

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 9-Dec-2013

In light of the recent death of Actor Paul Walker, safety advocates around the nation are calling attention to the safety of vehicles and the dangerous knowledge possessed by auto makers, aware of some of the pitfalls and defects accompanying.

According to a report published by CNN, the Porsche Carrera GT, which was the vehicle occupied by Walker at the time of the fatal crash, was designed to be a racing vehicle, making it more difficult for drivers to handle than other vehicles. Despite the difficulties associated with its operation, the Porsche Carrera GT, which can reach speeds of 208 mph, is available for purchase by the average consumer.

In addition to reaching high speeds and possessing challenges that make it difficult to handle on the road, the Carrera GT is very unforgiving, the report notes.

The availability of specialty vehicles despite questions surrounding safety highlights a problem plaguing auto makers.

“In many situations, auto defects are recognized and known about by auto manufacturers long before recalls are announced,” Carlson Law Firm Managing Partner Craig Carlson said. “As consumers, we often believe that the products available to us are safe. But in some cases, manufacturers and companies knowingly sell products that are potentially dangerous and that’s something companies should be held responsible for.”

Making vehicles safe for drivers and those surrounding is an important responsibility assumed by auto makers that can have serious repercussions for occupants, pedestrians and surrounding drivers. Without adhering to established standards and taking advantage of improving technology, drivers can sometimes endure injuries that may have been prevented with adequate auto equipment and safety features that operate as intended.

At The Carlson Law Firm, we’ve been helping injured car accident victims answer some of the tough questions associated with their auto accidents and flawed equipment that left them vulnerable to injuries. With investigators available to immediately begin compiling evidence tied to rollover accidents and other crashes where defective auto equipment has failed, our attorneys have access to vital information and details that can be valuable to our clients cases. Don’t wait, call today for a free initial consultation. We care. We can help.


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