Car accidents come with a variety of causes, but some that have caught the eye of Newport Beach injury lawyers are those that are caused by a faulty car part or car itself.
Whether it’s a faulty brake system, accelerator pedal, or some other mechanical issue, the inability to control your vehicle properly can easily result in an accident. Faulty design can also create hazardous driving conditions. Some examples of motor vehicle product liability lawsuits that have been filed in recent years include:
As a driver, you are supposed to follow traffic laws to stay as safe as possible. You expect that car manufacturers follow safety regulations, as well. The last thing you’d expect is for your vehicle to be the thing that’s putting you in danger.
If you or someone you know was injured due to a product defect, then it’s likely due to the negligence of the manufacturer. If this is the case, then you can hire a product liability attorney in your area to sue them.
If you were in a crash because of a defective car part, you can actually make the manufacturer the focus of your lawsuit. Product liability claims for vehicles are typically divided into two types:
While almost all product liability lawsuits in California involve suing the product manufacturer, the complex distribution chain of the automobile industry complicates your lawsuit. Your personal injury attorney in Newport Beach will need to identify all possible parties to sue.
The car industry involves multiple participants in what’s called the “chain of distribution,” and the focus of your lawsuit can be any link in that chain from manufacturer to salesman. The chain of distribution includes:
You can sue one of the above parties even if the car did not belong to you. If it was a rental or a friend’s car, you can still file your lawsuit.
Most product liability claims must be made before the two year anniversary of your accident. While you may be overwhelmed with your recovery process, you should try to contact a lawyer for product liability suits as soon as possible.
You have a lengthy legal battle ahead of you, but you can be sure that an attorney from Accident Lawyers Firm will work around the clock to build the strongest case for compensation possible.
Suing a vehicle manufacturer is going to be a complicated and lengthy legal process, but Accident Lawyers Firm is a Newport Beach injury law firm that can help get you compensation while you focus on healing from your injuries.
Don’t take your chances with another law firm; choose a law firm with a track record of maximum settlements and top client satisfaction. We don’t charge attorneys fees upfront, so you don’t have to worry about an additional financial burden. Instead, we take our fees out of your settlement, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket if we don’t win your case.
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