When an individual incurs injuries due to a defective car, chances are that they have a product liability claim. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a defective car, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of experienced product liability professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
Product liability claims involving motor vehicles are usually classified in two different categories. The first, is defectively manufactured vehicles or parts. This type of claims suggests that there was an error in the manufacturing of the vehicle or one of its parts in some way, leading to your injuries. The second type of product liability claim for defective motor vehicles is vehicles with an unreasonably dangerous design. This type of claim suggests that although the vehicle and its parts may have been manufactured properly, the design of the vehicle or its parts are unreasonably dangerous, which ultimately caused your injuries.
Identifying the defendant in these cases can be difficult, as there may be more than one liable party involved. This usually includes one or more individuals along the vehicle’s chain of distribution. For example, the manufacturer of your vehicle may be the responsible party. The manufacturer is usually a large company, therefore they will have more than enough money to compensate you for your injuries.
Should your case be based on a defective part on your vehicle, such as tires, air bags, brakes or the battery, the parts manufacturer may end up being the defendant in your case. Many times the parts manufacturer and the actual manufacturer of the vehicle are two entirely separate companies, which is important to note with your attorney. In most cases, when the parts manufacturer is at fault, both the vehicle manufacturer and parts manufacturer are sued.
Another potential defendant in your case could be the dealership. Whoever sold you the vehicle with its defect may be held responsible for your injuries and damages, as they should have had reasonable knowledge of the defect.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving a defective vehicle, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation, while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at [email protected] with any questions.