When we get behind the wheel, we expect our vehicle to operate safely. Flaws in the vehicle’s design, manufacture, or marketing, however, can lead to disastrous results on the road. If you are injured as a result of an automotive defect, you may want to reach out to a McAllen automotive product liability lawyer for help. At The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, we help clients hold the party responsible for the design, manufacturing, and marketing defects that caused their injury, accountable. We understand how difficult it may be to move forward when you or a loved one are seriously injured or have lost a loved one, and we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Automotive Products Liability
An automotive products liability lawsuit can arise in three ways. The first is a design defect in the vehicle or component part. This type of defect arises when an automobile’s or component part’s design renders it unreasonable dangerous. For example, when a tire manufacturer chooses to use second rate materials to boost profits or when an automobile manufacture chooses to make weaker roofs or seats to save money.
The second way is a manufacturing defect. This type of defect arises when an automobile’s or component part’s design is sound, but the automobile or component part is not made to specifications rendering it unreasonably dangerous.. For example, an automobile manufacturer fails to tighten nuts or bolts when it makes the automobile or when a tire manufacturer allows a foreign object into a tire.
The third way is a marketing defect. This type of defect occurs when an automobile’s or component part’s design is sound, the manufacturer builds the automobile or component part to specifications but fails to warn of the products’ dangers that could not be engineered out rendering unreasonably dangerous. For example, an automobile manufacturer or tire manufacture fails to warn that tires should not be used six years after their date of manufacture regardless of tread depth.
We have been handling automotive products liability cases, literally, since day one. We have reviewed hundreds, if not thousands, of automotive products liability cases. We will explain the process. We will be honest with you even to our detriment. And if you are a client and we decide to take your case, we will 1) stand up to The Corporation; 2) we will not let you be taken advantage of; 3) value your time and keep you up to date.
Types of Automotive Product Defects
A defect can arise in almost every part of a motor vehicle, but some types of defects are more common than others in injury-causing incidents on the road:
- Tire defects. Tire defects are one of the most common instances of automotive products liability, where failures and blowouts lead to vehicle rollovers.
- Fuel system defects. Defects in the fuel system occur when they are is a post-collision fire.
- Seat belt defects. Seatbelts can cause severe injuries if they become unlatched or tear in an impact.
- Airbag defects. Airbag defects can cause the airbag to fail to deploy or cause additional injury upon deployment.
- Vehicle roof defects. These defects arise when the roof of the vehicle crushes or collapses in a rollover instead of protecting the passengers.
- Rollovers/Stability. Rollovers occur when an automobile rolls over because of their inherent instability.
- Seats are defective when they are in any way are deformed in a wreck.
- Acceleration defects. Uncontrolled acceleration occurs when the vehicle unexpectedly accelerates on its own.
If you suspect that an automotive defect led to an incident where you or a loved one was hurt or killed as a result, our office is here to help. And even if you are unsure if an automotive defect led to the wreck, give us a call. We will let you know. And any time there is a catastrophic injury or death and a car wreck, you should investigate whether an automotive defect was the cause.
Recovering the Compensation that You Deserve
You shouldn’t feel overwhelmed after you have been injured due to a defective automotive product. Instead, contact our office for help. The process is simple: give us a call, become a client, and we’ll handle the rest as you focus on your physical recovery. If you become a client, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Because of this, you can remain confident that we are working aggressively to secure you the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
It’s also important to keep in mind that your chances of recovering compensation are much greater with the help of an attorney. Without the proper legal help, you may be taken advantage of by the liable party, the system, other attorneys, or a combination of all of these. With our team on your side, however, you can feel confident and prepared. We will stand up to the party financially responsible for your injuries and not let them take advantage of you. We value your time and will keep you informed about the status of your case. Once we finish your case, you will feel proud, satisfied, and relieved, knowing that you can move forward with your life.
Contact Our Office Today
If you have been injured in a wreck because of a defect in your vehicle, you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries. Call the office or contact us to speak with an experienced McAllen automotive product liability lawyer today at The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm and let us begin working on your case immediately.