Seattle Defective Car Parts Lawyer
Many vehicles are designed with careful attention to detail. When a car is manufactured with the utmost care, the passengers can often remain safe and free from harm, due to improper manufacturing. That is not the case with all vehicles unfortunately. Vehicles that are manufactured and designed in a careless manner can result in severe injury to those who purchase and drive the cars on a daily basis. Auto defects can result in an serious accident resulting in horrible injuries. If the defect is noticed before an accident takes place, time and money will have to be spent by the owner of the vehicle to correct the problem.
Types of Defective Auto Parts
A variety of defects can take place when a lack of attention has been given to the manufacturing or design of the products used to build a vehicle. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a defective auto part, it is important to speak with a Seattle personal injury lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. At Ward Smith, PLLC, we can protect your rights and handle your case in the most cost-effective manner possible. Our primary goal will be to help you obtain the financial compensation necessary to get you back on your feet.
Some motor vehicle defects are more common than others and have been the cause of major lawsuits. Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) are prone to rolling over, especially when the driver makes a turn at a fast pace. Cars that are sold with defective tires frequently cause blowouts and can result in a serious accident. Vehicle instability and brake failure are dangerous vehicle defects that have caused catastrophic accidents in past years. Dangerous features that can cause severe injuries if an accident takes place include airbag deficiencies and defective seat belts. Whether the defective auto product was the cause of injury or the increase of risk for injury, you can file a product liability claim for your motor vehicle.
Filing a Product Liability Claim
If you have suffered injuries from a car accident that was caused by an auto defect, you may be able to obtain damages from the manufacturing company. It may not be instantly obvious whether the auto defect was the direct cause, which is why we can be of assistance and perform an investigation on your behalf. Different types of vehicle defects can cause an auto accident to take place, which can also result in unnecessary damage to the passengers.
Two general types of product liability claims are used to obtain compensation from injuries that involve a motor vehicle. Defective manufactured vehicles or vehicle parts are the first type of claim. A claim of this kind can include the improper manufacturing of the vehicle of any kind. Defects such as these can be the result of an error from the manufacturing facility of the vehicle or the auto part. Manufacturing error claims can also encompass problems that occur during shipping or while at the dealership. Vehicles that are made with an unreasonably dangerous design are the second type of claim. Even though these products may have been properly manufactured, they have been discovered as dangerous, which can pose significant harm to the car's passengers.
Obtaining Our Firm's Experienced Legal Assistance
As you file a claim for your vehicle defect, you should be able to identify the specific issue involved. Whether it was the car manufacturer, parts manufacturer, car dealership, or shipper, our firm can help you pursue damages. At Ward Smith, PLLC, we can help you file a product liability claim if you were involved in an accident or discovered the defect before destruction took place. It may be in your best interest to speak with our Seattle product liability attorney to find out what type of damages you may be allowed to claim. Contact us today for legal assistance!