Some car accidents are due to defective auto parts rather than a driver’s error or reckless action. Although human negligence plays a major role in many accidents, defective vehicles are also partly to blame. In a study conducted by the National Motor Vehicle Causation Survey, about 2% of crashes in a weighted sample of 5,470 were assigned to a vehicle component’s failure or degradation. If you’ve been injured in a crash or accident that you believe was caused by faulty vehicle parts, you have the right to file an auto defects injury claim to cover your damages–both financial and emotional.
We’re On Your Side
Haffner Law has a team of auto defect lawyers that will ensure you get the maximum compensation. We will fight for your best interests and assist you during this difficult ordeal. We have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the legal processes in filing and proving your claim.
What Is an Auto Defect Attorney and Why Do You Need One?
At first, it may not be readily apparent that a car defect is the cause of your accident or injuries. Seeking legal counsel from experienced auto defect attorneys will ensure that your claim is thoroughly investigated and that factors such as car defects are considered. You can try to file a claim on your own, but there is no guarantee that you’ll get the full amount you deserve. Additionally, you should be focusing on your recovery rather than stressing yourself out over paperwork.
Haffner Law has dealt with many auto defect claims through the years. Our lawyers and partners can evaluate whether a faulty tire, airbag, seatbelt, or other component contributed to your injuries. We will relentlessly pursue the negligent vehicle manufacturer on your behalf. Hiring us to represent you and build your case gives you peace of mind knowing that you’re in good hands.
Who Is Liable?
Liability rests with the manufacturer if the defective part or product was built into the car originally. It is our job to prove that the precise cause of your injury was the defective product/s. Listed below are parties that are potentially liable for auto defects:
- Wholesaler and shipper
- Car dealership
- Auto parts retailer
Auto Defects FAQs
How Do I Know If My Car Is Defective?
If you are suddenly unable to perform a normal driving task that could potentially put you in a dangerous situation or cause you injury or wrongful death, your vehicle might have faulty components.
What Are Common Auto Defects That Lead to Accidents or Injuries?
Listed below are some of the most common defective parts of automobiles:
- Fuel and Emission
- Design Flaws
What Damages Can I Seek Compensation For?
Car accident victims can pursue the following damages:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Home care
- Child care
- Alternative transportation
- Lost income and benefits
Contact an Auto Defect Lawyer Today
At Haffner Law, we hope that you at least find some comfort in the financial justice that the legal system can provide. You can depend on us to demand accountability from negligent parties that have caused you harm. Time is of the essence, so give us a call at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637). For more information about us and the cases we’ve handled, visit our website.