If you have been harmed in a Tesla accident due to a design or manufacturing defect, speak with the experienced lawyers at HMG. We may be able to provide experienced legal guidance regarding your best options moving forward so you may recover the complete monetary compensation you deserve for injuries and other accident-related losses.
With unique features and a sleek design, Tesla vehicles are a popular choice for those interested in an environmentally conscious mode of transportation and innovative self-driving capabilities. However, across all models, Teslas are commonly subject to recalls and safety issues due to defective seat belt alert systems, rolling stop features, and front truck design defects that may obstruct the driver’s view of the road while operating the vehicle.
Hilliard Martinez Gonzales has over three decades of experience fighting for victims affected by negligence. We understand that design and manufacturing defects may cause significant injuries and other losses to car accident victims operating a Tesla. With our national and international track record of success, we will investigate the details of your accident and build a robust claim to bring one or more parties to justice that may have contributed to your accident.
Top 4 Safety Issues With Tesla Vehicles
Teslas, across all models, have been subject to a number of recalls that may pose safety issues to drivers while operating their vehicles. The following are the four top safety concerns with Tesla vehicles:
1. Seat Belt Alert Defect
Over 800,000 Teslas have been recalled due to a seat belt alert defect. Normally, if a driver does not buckle before they start driving, a reminder alert would activate. However, this Tesla defect means the seatbelt reminder does not switch on, which may pose a serious safety issue if the driver suffers a car accident and is not protected. The following Tesla models are affected by this recall:
- 2021-2022 Model S
- 2021-2022 Model X
- 2020-2022 Model Y
- 2017-2022 Model 3
If you have suffered an accident and sustained serious injuries due to the seat belt alert defect, speak with an experienced car accident lawyer at HMG. Depending on the unique circumstances of your Tesla accident, you may be able to recover compensation for accident-related losses, such as injuries, medical costs, and property damages.
2. Rolling Stop Feature Recall in Vehicles With Self-Driving Software
One of the most serious safety recalls for Tesla models have been for their rolling stop feature in self-driving software. This defect allows for drivers to drive through intersections without fully stopping, increasing their risk of an accident.
Over 50,000 Teslas have been recalled due to the self-driving software with the integrated feature to allow an incomplete stop at four-way intersections when no vehicles or pedestrians are detected. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has raised concerns due to violations of multiple traffic laws in various states and endangering other drivers and pedestrians if the feature malfunctions.
3. Safety Issue With Cables Leading to Rear View Camera
Safety recalls due to cables leading to the rearview camera affect all Tesla 2017 through 2020 models, damaging the opening and closing of the trunk lid, and eventually, preventing the rearview camera image from displaying. This may lead to vehicle accidents if the driver cannot see behind the vehicle.
4. Front Trunk Defects
In 2014 Model S Sedans or later, the front trunk latch has been reported to have been installed improperly and may result in the front hood unexpectedly opening and obstructing the driver’s view of the road while driving.
Damages You May Recover in a Successful Tesla Accident Claim
If you have suffered an accident due to a Tesla design or manufacturing defect and have sustained economic and non-economic damages, you may file a car accident claim for recovery of accident-related losses with the help of an experienced car accident lawyer. The following are damages you may recover due to safety issues in Tesla vehicles:
- Medical expenses
- Property damages
- Wrongful death
- Scarring, disfigurement, or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages or loss of future earning capacity
With the help of an experienced car accident lawyer at HMG, we may be able to help determine the value of your claim and fiercely fight for the maximum monetary compensation you deserve.
Contact the Experienced Tesla Accident Lawyers at HMG
If you have been harmed in a Tesla accident due to a design or manufacturing defect, speak with the experienced lawyers at HMG. We may provide experienced legal guidance surrounding your best options moving forward so you may recover the complete monetary compensation you deserve for injuries and other accident-related losses.
For over three decades, the car accident lawyers at HMG have been helping victims to achieve the compensation they deserve for design and manufacturing negligence. Schedule a consultation today at 1-800-334-3298 or fill out our contact form. If you partner with us, we work on a Contingent Fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us unless we win.