Consumers rely on manufacturers to make products that are safe and designed in a fashion that will not result in injury. However, sometimes manufacturers fail to act responsibly when designing or producing products, including automobiles and their components.

When you are injured in a car accident as a result of design or manufacturing defects, you have the right to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your damages.. Proving a defective vehicle or parts claim is complex and time-consuming. Generally, the case requires testimony from expert witnesses who can verify that the defect existed and caused the accident.

Types of cases involving defective auto parts        

You might file a products liability claim if you were injured in an accident that involved any of the following:

  • Defective tires
  • Roof crush
  • SUV and van rollovers
  • Fuel-fed fire accidents
  • Seatbelt or restraint system failure
  • Door latch failure
  • Steering defect
  • Electronic wiring
  • Foot pedal defect
  • Seat back collapse
  • Sudden acceleration
  • Inadequate headrest

Malfunctioning auto parts, defectively designed cars or poorly manufactured cars can cause accidents that result in serious injury or death. Injured consumers have only a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit for compensation, so it is wise to reach out as soon as possible to a legal professional who can launch an immediate investigation into the accident. Experienced products liability attorneys know how to preserve the evidence needed to prove your case, and they understand when it makes sense to settle and when you should push to go to court.