You Deserve Justice If You Are Injured Because Of An Auto Defect

When you get behind the wheel, you expect your car to work properly and to get you to your destination safely. What you don't expect is your air bags or seat belts to fail if you are ever in an accident. Sadly, however, faulty safety equipment and other defective car parts have led to countless victims being severely injured ― or even killed.

If you or a family member has suffered an injury because of a defective vehicle or auto part, you need to know that you may be entitled to compensation, including damages to cover your medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances, you may even be entitled to punitive damages, which are designed to punish the company responsible for the defect.

Contact the attorneys at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION today for your FREE legal consultation. You can reach us online or by phone at 877-324-6853. 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 help make sure other families will not have to suffer the same horrors as you.

Common Auto Defects

It seems like every other day we hear about another massive car recall. However, whether an auto recall is issued by the car manufacturer itself or ordered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (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:

  • Air bags 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 or defective infant car seats

So Who Is Responsible If I Am Injured Because Of A Defective Car Part?

Essentially, car and auto part manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe ― or at least warn the public if there are any known dangers. When they fail to meet this duty and you or a loved one is injured as a result, you may be able to file what is known as a product liability claim.

Depending on the circumstances, different parties may be responsible for your injuries. Potentially liable parties include the carmaker, the manufacturer of the defective part, the vehicle distribution company, the car dealership or possibly others. If you have suffered an injury because of a defective car part and would like to learn more about your legal options, contact SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION today.

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