Defective Car Parts Causing Car Accidents
Qualified Auto Accident Lawyer in Scottsdale
While car accidents happen every day, throughout the United States, those
that are a result of defective car parts can be the reason for horrible
injuries. In cases where the defective car was the main reason for a collision,
the parties involved may be able to seek product liability claims from
the parts manufacturers. Many times driver negligence can work in conjunction
with a malfunctioning vehicle to create an accident. In cases like this,
both product liability claims and a reckless driving claim may be pursued.
It is best to speak with a knowledgeable
Scottsdale car accident attorney before you assume anything about your case.
Recent Lawsuits Involving Vehicle Defects
There are a number of issues that can arise in the inner workings of a
car, but some have been more prevalent in recent years than others. The
following are some of the most common reasons for lawsuits regarding defective
motor vehicle design:
- Roll-overs specifically with SUVs
- New cars being sold with defective tires
- ATVs being involved in frequent roll-over accidents
- Motorcycles becoming unstable at high speeds
To keep up to date with the latest auto recalls or safety problems,
click here. If you have been a victim in an accident as a result of any of the above
issues or other automotive problem, you have the right to seek compensation
for your suffering.
Two Types of Automobile Liability Claims
Cars and other vehicles that have dangerous design elements:
No matter how cars and other vehicles are manufactured, if they have been
designed in a way that is unsafe, there will be problems. Unfortunately,
in many of these cases it may take a while before these poorly designed
vehicles are brought into the light. Vehicles that are too top-heavy may
easily roll-over. In addition, those with improper infrastructure could
result in roof crush incidents.
Vehicles that have been made with defects or with malfunctioning parts:
This applies to cars and other modes of transportation that have been
made with defect, missing certain parts or that do not operate properly.
Sometimes these problems occur at the manufacturing plant, other times
they happen during shipment or even at the dealership. This could include
being made with faulty tires or with airbags that do not work.
Who is at fault in your defective car part case?
There may be more than one defendant when seeking out a product liability
lawsuit. All of those involved in the actual process of manufacturing
and distributing the motor vehicles could be to blame for an accident
involving a defective part. The entire chain of distribution may be held
responsible or just one segment of the line, depending on the type of
issue the car has.
These are the typical defendants in defective car part cases:
- The car or motor vehicle manufacturer
- Manufacturer of the parts
- Supply shop where the parts were purchased
- Car dealership
- Shipment company or other middleman
- Used car dealer
Proving Your Claim
It can be difficult to provide the proof necessary in auto product liability
claims without the assistance of a personal injury lawyer who understands
how to present your case. There are 3 key elements that have to be proven
in order for a victim of defective automobile parts to win their lawsuit.
They must show that the following things were true:
- You were injured or experienced loss of some kind
- The car or vehicle itself was manufactured poorly, had defective parts
or had a dangerous design
- Injuries sustained were a direct result of the defective parts or design
The last of the three is the most difficult to prove, as the manufacturer
may try to prove that it was the driver negligence or reckless behavior
that caused the injuries, not defective parts. Having an aggressive Scottsdale
car accident lawyer with you from the beginning of your case could make
all the difference. Call The Watkin Law Office, PC and have an attorney with
nearly 40 years of legal experience fighting for you or your loved ones.
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In cases of auto product liability, it is in your best interest to act
as quickly as possible. This is especially true if the car had a warranty
of any kind. Should you wait too long and the warranty expires, it may
be more difficult to make a legal claim.
Speak with Scottsdale injury lawyer,
Clark Watkin, today regarding your case. Fill out our free case evaluation form
here and allow us to put together a customized case tailored to your specific
Call our office at (480) 347-9804!