Defective Automobile Attorneys in Los Angeles
We Advocate for the Victims of Defective Automobiles
In Los Angeles traffic, people depend on the safety and reliability of their vehicles—possibly more so than anywhere else. Your car’s performance is the result of complex interactions between many parts. It only takes one small defect to cause a devastating accident.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured because your car let you down in a crucial moment, we invite you to speak with one of our Los Angeles defective automobile attorneys. We could be able to help you recover the compensation that you are due. This may include medical expenses, future medical bills, loss of wages and earning potential, pain and suffering, and more.
Get in touch with the defective automobile attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717.
Dangerous Automobile Defects
A faulty part may cause a car accident, or it could result in more serious injuries for anyone in a collision. Everything from an airbag to a seat belt latch can play a crucial part in the outcome of an accident. An experienced auto defect attorney can help you demonstrate how your car’s design or malfunctioning parts caused your damages.
If you have suffered an injury due to the following, call us:
We are passionate about helping injury victims get the support and compensation they need. Furthermore, we are dedicated to holding negligent or irresponsible manufacturers, companies, and designers accountable for their defective products. We do not rest until we’ve done all we can to find justice for our clients.
Who Is Responsible for Injuries Caused by Defective Car Parts?
Vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers have a duty to ensure their products are reasonably safe when used in typical ways. When they fail this obligation and you or a loved one is injured as a result, you may be able to file a product liability claim against the company behind the defect.
Car parts are often sourced from third-party vendors, so it can be hard to know who is at fault right after an accident has occurred. Potentially liable parties include the carmaker, the manufacturer of the defective part, the vehicle distribution company, and the car dealership. An experienced attorney can evaluate your case to help you determine fault and decide your next steps.
How Automotive Car Recalls Affect Your Legal Rights
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigates potential automobile defects and can order manufacturers to recall defective vehicles or replace defective parts free of cost. Sometimes, automakers will issue a recall on their own if they become aware of a dangerous issue. If they decide it’s more profitable to keep flawed cars on the road, however, a government order may be necessary.
Even the NHTSA is not able to prevent every accident or injury that results from faulty automobiles. In some instances, recalls are not issued in a timely manner, or they are not issued at all. This is not due to a lack of effort—the agency starts hundreds of investigations every year. In fact, between 1966 and 2012, the NHTSA oversaw the recall of more than 500 million vehicles.
Whether an auto recall is issued by the car manufacturer itself or ordered by the NHTSA, one fact remains the same: You and your family may be in danger if your car or one of its components is included in the recall.
Common examples of car-related defects that result in recalls include:
- Airbags that fail to deploy or deploy improperly
- Seat belt failures
- Tire defects
- Faulty brakes
- Electrical system problems
- Fuel line issues that can cause serious fires
- Accelerators that break or stick
- Unsafe child restraints
Companies may issue a recall to keep customers safe, but by doing so, they are also trying to protect themselves against lawsuits. We are here to help you make sure manufacturers aren’t able to duck their accountability.
Aggressive Representation on Your Side
Big companies like car manufacturers typically have large internal legal departments, and they can afford to hire the best attorneys to defend them. You need an experienced team who’s not afraid to stand up to multinational corporations in court. Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation is used to taking on big opponents, and we won’t back down. We do everything we can to improve our clients’ chances in court—starting with building the most compelling case possible.
To have a strong product liability claim, 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 enter the market with faulty parts, such as tires that explode if driven at high speeds or frames that cannot withstand the impact of a crash, make us vulnerable during some of the most dangerous times in our lives. When car manufacturers choose profit over safety, lives can be shattered. You need a zealous and passionate defective automobile lawyer to fight for the justice you deserve.
Decades of Decisive Results
With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, we have helped many accident victims receive the compensation they deserve, including many seven- and eight-figure recoveries. This includes hundreds of product liability cases we’ve fought on the behalf of those who were injured or wrongfully killed by a preventable defect or malfunction. Our attorneys take the time to learn the details of your case and current situation so we can fully represent your needs in front of a judge and jury and make it clear that when corporations cut corners, real people pay.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you hold vehicle and car part manufacturers accountable for their actions. Working together, we can ask for justice and keep other families safe from neglectful businesses.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
The team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation provides dedicated advocacy so you can pursue the monetary damages you need to fully recover physically and financially. Our attorneys’ knowledge and experience can benefit anyone who has been injured by a defective automobile product. The other side will do everything they can to deny you fair compensation. You deserve a team who will do everything they can to help you prevail.
Please do not hesitate to contact our firm online or call us at (866) 884-1717 for a free consultation. We look forward to providing the insight and counsel you need to navigate this complex and emotional process.