Injured by a Defective Automobile?
Get our Los Angeles product liability lawyers on the case!
In Los Angeles traffic, people depend on the safety and reliability of their vehicles—possibly more so than anywhere else. Vehicles are made up of a large number of features, and it only takes one defective or improperly designed part cause a devastating accident. If you or a family member has been seriously injured by a defective automobile or automobile part, you should speak with one of our Los Angeles product liability attorneys.
If your injuries were primarily caused by the faulty car part, there is a chance a legal advocate can help you recover the compensation that you are due. This usually includes damages for injuries, medical bills, future medical bills, loss of wages, future loss of wages, pain and suffering and more.
Types of Automobile Defects
While some problems may seem minor, they can lead to serious and devastating injuries in any type of car accident. Even the smallest issue, such as seat belt failure, can play a crucial part in the outcome of an accident or collision. For this reason, it is imperative that you work with a seasoned lawyer to resolve your case.
If you have suffered an injury due to the following, call on us:
We are passionate about helping injury victims get the support and compensation they need. Not only that, but we are dedicated to holding negligent or irresponsible manufacturers, companies, and designers accountable for their defective products. We will not rest until we have obtained justice for our clients!
Prominence of Safety Recalls
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigates potential automobile defects and has the ability to order manufacturers to recall defective vehicles or parts and remedy the situation. An order may be necessary when the manufacturer has not already issued a recall on its own. Historical recall numbers show that defective vehicles are no small issue and have been prominent for numerous years. The NHTSA has overseen more than 502 million vehicles since 1966, according to a New York Times article published several years ago.
While recalls exist for the purpose of keeping drivers safe, it is not always possible to prevent accidents and injuries that result from faulty automobile products. In some instances, recalls are not issued in a timely manner, or they are not issued at all. These types of mistakes—along with the actual manufacturing mistake—can lead to accidents, which can cause injury, or even death.
Pursuing Your Claim with Aggressive Representation
Automobile defects can occur at various stages, such as the manufacturing process or the shipping process. That means you will have to determine which party or parties are responsible for your injury and thus obligated to compensate you.
In order to have a strong product liability, you will need to show:
- Your vehicle or vehicle part had an unreasonably dangerous defect that caused your injury;
- The injury was obtained when the product was being used properly; and
- You did not substantially change the product from the condition in which it was sold.
Vehicles that are allowed to enter the market with faulty parts, such as weak roofs or the inability to withstand the impact of a crash, can lead to serious consequences. Car manufacturers unfortunately choose profit over safety in some instances, and when they do, lives can be shattered. That is why you need a zealous and passionate product liability lawyer to represent your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
At our firm, we can provide you with aggressive representation so that you can pursue the monetary damages you need to fully recover physically and financially. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys can benefit anyone who has been injured by a defective automobile product. You should not try to handle your case on your own!
Please do not hesitate to contact our firm for a free consultation. We look forward to provide the insight and counsel you need to navigate this confusing process.