Defective Auto Products and Personal Injury Lawsuits
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on February 13, 2014
While a number of motor vehicle collisions on the road are the result of driver error and other motorists, there are many cases in which it is the vehicle itself or an auto part that is to blame. In such instances, the manufacturer, designer, or distributor of the vehicle or part needs to be held accountable as it was their negligence that caused the accident to occur or contributed to the severity of the accident.
Our team of personal injury attorneys would like to take this opportunity to consider these kinds of product-related accidents right now. This will help you understand your legal options going forward.
The Dangers of Defective Auto Parts
There are many dangers associated with defective auto parts, and these are dependent on the part itself.
For instance, if a person has defective brake pads, this can lead to problems with stopping time and stopping distance, making collisions (particularly rear-end collisions) more likely. Poorly made or designed tires can also contribute to serious issues, such as blow outs.
In essence, defective auto parts make safe driving more of a challenge, even for seasoned drivers.
Vehicles Themselves May Be Dangerous or Poorly Designed
Vehicle design can't be taken for granted, and yet some auto manufacturers put cars, trucks, and motorcycles on the market that do not meet basic safety standards.
Some vehicles may be more prone to rollover accidents because of a high center of gravity. Poorly considered rumple zones on vehicles may make some cars especially dangerous to drivers and passengers in certain kinds of collisions.
Safety needs to be as much of a concern as style when it comes to motor vehicles of all kinds. When the makers of said vehicles fail to consider the safety of their goods, consumers need strong advocates on their side.
What do product liability lawsuits entail?
Product liability lawsuits are lawsuits that are filed against the party or parties responsible for a defective product. In the case of auto parts and dangerous motor vehicles, it means taking various people in the industry to task in order to remove faulty products from the market and improve industry standards in the long run.
Helping You and Helping Others As Well
Our product liability lawyers will strive to ensure that injury victims are compensated for their hardships, which includes covering the cost of medical bills, lost wages, physical rehabilitation, and so forth. In the case of a fatal auto accident caused by defective products, we will fight for funerary costs and compensation associated with the tragic loss of a loved one.
If many people have experienced injury due to a faulty auto part or dangerous vehicle, our legal team will seek a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. When consumers come together to demand higher standards and better business practices, the industry takes notice and positive change is possible.
Learn More About Product Liability Lawsuits
If you would like more information about defective product lawsuits and what we can do to help you in your time of legal need, be sure to contact our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you receive just compensation for any hardships endured or losses sustained.
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