Defective Cars and Auto Parts
While motorists are responsible for practicing safe driving habits and focusing on the road in order to prevent accidents, vehicle manufacturers have the responsibility to provide motorists with dependable, functioning, and “crashworthy” automobiles that can withstand a reasonable amount of damage without failing to protect occupants from harm. If an automobile experiences failure due to a design or manufacturing flaw and causes an accident, the vehicle manufacturer may be responsible for the resulting damages.
At Williams & Brown LLP, our Texas product liability attorneys are Board Certified Specialists in personal injury law. We provide passionate, aggressive legal representation for all of our clients and maintain open, communicative, and caring relations with them. If you have suffered injuries in an auto accident due to a vehicle defect, you should contact us today. Our legal team provides free initial consultations at (888) 741-6200.
On What Grounds Can I Sue an Auto Manufacturer?
In cases of part failure, the claimant should be able to provide evidence of the part’s flaw in design or lack of structural integrity and how it led to the accident. An experienced attorney should be able to help investigate and gather supporting evidence.
Crashworthiness, on the other hand, does not relate at all to the cause of an accident. Product liability laws in most states acknowledge the fact that accidents are bound to happen. Because of this, vehicle manufacturers have the duty to produce cars that are crashworthy, or able to protect occupants in the event of an accident. If certain safety mechanisms or protective measures in a vehicle are inadequate, and the occupant(s) of the vehicle suffer injuries in an accident due to the lack of protection, then they may have an auto product liability claim based on the vehicle’s un-crashworthiness.
What are the Common Auto Defects that Cause or Contribute to Crashes?
The following common crash-causing auto defects are brought up in many auto product liability lawsuits:
- Defective tires
- Defective brakes
- Transmission failure
- Defects in axel, wheel, or steering components
- Sudden acceleration
- Rollover propensity
- Unintended airbag deployment
- Defective ignition module
If you believe that part failure caused your car accident, you should forego taking the affected vehicle to a repair shop until your attorney, along with accident reconstruction specialists and other professionals, have concluded their investigation of the vehicle.
What are the Common Auto Defects that Make a Vehicle Un-Crashworthy?
The following defects are often involved in claims of un-crashworthiness:
- Unsafe passenger restraint systems
- Airbag deployment failure
- Child car seat failure
- Seat back collapse
- Occupant ejection
- Roof crush
- Fuel system defects
- Window glazing
Again, it is best to preserve potential evidence in their post-accident state until all of it has been recorded and/or submitted, and that includes your vehicle.
Fighting Hard Against Negligent Automakers in Texas
Most auto manufacturers are powerful entities with plenty of wealth and resources. They often employ claim denial specialists to contest claimants in their auto product liability cases. Alone, you may not have a chance against the predatory tactics employed by these hired professionals, but with the assistance of the Texas auto product liability attorneys at Williams & Brown LLP, you will have the legal guidance necessary to fight for a fair outcome. If you have any questions regarding your claim case, please call us at (888) 741-6200 or fill out an online contact form.
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Waco TX Defective Seat Belt Attorneys
Injured by Seat Belt Failure?
Do you believe your vehicle’s seat belts failed during a car accident? Were you or a loved one seriously injured or worse as a result? You may have a case against the auto manufacturer for installing a defective safety device in your vehicle. The Board Certified trial lawyers at Williams & Brown LLP understand that taking legal action can be intimidating, especially when it involves a major corporation, but are fully prepared to fight on your behalf. We have a strong track record of success handling defective product cases and will not back down when we accept a case.
Call (888) 741-6200 to discuss your case during a no-cost consultation. Our Texas auto product liability lawyers will evaluate your circumstances and determine the best course of action for you to take. Do not wait.
What Causes Seat Belt Failure?
It is well known that seat belts can and do save lives. That is why it is so devastating when a seat belt malfunctions when the driver or passenger needs it most. At Williams & Brown LLP, our knowledgeable legal team can work with a network of auto accident specialists and experts in order to investigate the cause your injuries and losses.
Common seat belt defects include:
- Defective or false latch
- Seat belt made from faulty material
- Errors during manufacturing or assembly
- Accidental unlatching buckle
- Retractor or pretensioner error (Becoming too loose)
- Seat belt detaches from anchor points or mount
Negligent manufacturers, distributors or designers may be responsible for allowing a life-threatening safety device to be installed in your vehicle.
How Much is Your Texas Defective Seat Belt Injury Case Worth?
The amount of money you can get for a seat belt defect case will ultimately depend on the extent of the damages you have suffered as a result. This can include current and future expenses, such as medical bills, lost time at work, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and funeral costs. A strong legal representative will be able to defend your right to full and fair compensation for the injuries and other damages you have sustained.
Decades of Experience on Your Side
With the Waco personal injury attorneys at Williams & Brown LLP on your side, you and your family can focus on recovering and rebuilding your lives. We have helped numerous clients receive multimillion dollar verdicts after they have been seriously injured by a defective auto product. Contact us today to learn how we can help you and your loved ones. If we accept your case it is because we are confident that we can reach the best possible outcome and we will put our decades of experience and extensive resources to work for you. Please call (888) 741-6200 today.