Defective Vehicles and Criminal Charges

A Texas woman has been cleared of a negligent homicide charge for a 2004 car accident that killed her fiancé. The accident occurred in a Saturn Ion – one of several vehicles involved in the GM ignition switch recall. Evidence in this particular case supports the court’s finding that the accident was caused by vehicle defect and not driver error.

When a vehicle defect causes an accident or exacerbates its severity, it is the manufacturer’s responsibility, not the driver’s. Sadly, vehicle defects are not always identified, all too often resulting in criminal charges for the driver who is, in actuality, a victim of the accident.

The personal injury attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss take time to thoroughly investigate all accidents, enabling us to properly determine who is liable for injuries. We are prepared to look into your accident, identify its cause, and hold those responsible accountable for all damages. Our New Hampshire car accident attorneys have decades of experience and are here to protect your rights and secure the total compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured in an accident, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss to schedule a free consultation today. We serve Vermont and New Hampshire from our office Orford.


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