Automotive Product Liability
Defective Auto Parts and Car Accidents
Not all auto accidents are caused by driver negligence or error. In fact, some Los Angeles auto accidents are caused by defective auto parts. Automotive product liability is an important issue to address, as even one small auto part that is defective may cause a serious or potentially fatal accident to occur. Automobile manufacturers throughout the United States have a legal obligation to ensure their products are free from design or manufacturing defects. However, at times products will be released that are faulty or that will malfunction in certain situations. When this occurs, all consumers using those products and people sharing the road with these consumers will be in danger of involvement in a
motor vehicle accident.
Experienced Los Angeles Auto Accident Lawyer
Were you involved in an auto accident that occurred because of a defective product? Consulting a lawyer is important if you are to have the best opportunity at a positive case outcome and of recovering financial compensation for your injuries. At Pacific Attorney Group, we help clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area with these claims and may be able to assist you no matter what your case entails, such as:
Tires are undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the entire vehicle. Should they be defective or malfunction any way, such as in a tire blowout, they can be the cause of severe accidents. No matter whether the tread is separating or they are created in the wrong shape, we can help you in the filing of a claim.
One of the first lines of defense for drivers and passengers is the seat belt. These, however, are not always flawless and can sometimes aggravate an injury instead of prevent one. Common causes of failures with seat belts include ones that release during a crash, or have design & manufacturing flaws.
The primary purpose of having airbags installed in a vehicle is to prevent injuries, not cause them. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. In some cases, an airbag can fail to deploy, can deploy at the wrong time or could even cause worse injuries due to a flaw in the design or manufacturing.
Defective Door Latches
Although taken for granted, the truth is that a door latch could mean the different between life and death during a car accident. Should it open during a crash or fail to open when a vehicle is submerged in water, it can cause unnecessary injuries and even the possibility of a fatality.
In some crashes, should the vehicle rollover, it is up to the design and manufacture of the roof to ensure the safety of all occupants in the car. When the roof is designed or made shoddily, it can cave in or crumple, limiting the space allowing a passenger to survive or even be the cause of a catastrophic injury.
No matter the exact details of your case or the exact part of the vehicle that caused your injury, you can trust our firm to step up to fight for your legal rights. Our firm takes on all other types of motor vehicle accident claims and cases that involve defective auto parts. We are also happy to offer a free initial consultation regarding your case. For the legal help you deserve, contact an attorney at our offices today.