Defective Car Part Accidents
Americans spend a huge amount of time in their cars. Cars are some of our most important possessions; you rely on them to take you to work, help you buy food at the grocery store, transport children to school, and more.
You expect the car you drive to be reliable and safe. However, this is not always the case. If a vital car part malfunctions or there is a flaw in the car’s design, you are at risk of having an accident. A defective car part endangers not only the driver and vehicle passengers, but all other motorists sharing the road.
If you’ve suffered an accident caused by a defective car part, knowing what to do next can be a challenge. But a defective car part accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you obtain full and fair compensation.
Examples of Car Safety Defects
A safety defect is a problem that exists in a vehicle or vehicle part that poses a risk to motor vehicle safety. Defects may exist in multiple vehicles as a result of mass production. Examples of safety-related car defects include the following:
- Steering components that break suddenly and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle
- Airbags that deploy in non-accident scenarios
- Faulty electrical wiring, which can cause fire or loss of lighting
- Accelerator controls that break or stick
- Tires made from inferior materials that may be more prone to blowouts
- Fuel system components that may leak easily and ignite in the event of a crash
These defects can cause injuries in an accident in one of two ways: by malfunctioning in such a way that the driver loses control and has an accident or by failing to keep the driver and passengers safe in the event of an accident.
Car manufacturers are bound by law to provide safe vehicles for consumers. If a vehicle is later found to be unsafe, it is the manufacturer’s duty to adequately warn the public and recall the defective part.
If a safety defect caused your accident or made the results of your accident more severe, you shouldn’t have to face the aftermath alone. A defective car part lawyer will work to hold the responsible manufacturers accountable and get you every penny you’re owed.
The Value of Your Claim
A car accident can cause you undue physical, emotional, and financial stress. A car accident attorney will work to get you compensation that accounts for all hardships you may face after your accident, including the following:
- All medical bills, including expected expenses
- Car repairs
- Lost wages and inability to work
- Physical therapy
- Emotional therapy
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Defective Part Car Accident Lawyer
If your accident was caused by a defective car part, the negligent manufacturer needs to be held responsible in order for you to obtain the compensation you need. Contact a defective car part accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo today. Call 561-659-6366 or use the online contact form below.