Defective Auto Part Accidents
Car Accident Attorney in San Jose
Although a majority of car accidents are caused by driver error and negligence, there are also many accidents caused by defective auto parts. If you pay attention to the news, you may very well be aware of the many recalls issued by auto manufacturers. These recalls are often the result of defective or malfunctioning auto equipment.
Examples of auto defects can include:
- Defective tires
- Problems or malfunctions with brakes or gas pedals
- Defective airbags, seatbelts, and safety equipment
- Unsafe conditions, including tendencies of certain vehicles to flip or rollover
- High risks of vehicle fires
Auto defects cause a number of auto accidents, injuries, and fatalities each year. When it can be determined that an auto defect was at the root of an accident, injured victims and families will have a right to take legal action against the responsible auto part manufacturer. Personal injury claims filed for these reasons will fall under the legal area of product liability.
Filing a Product Liability & Car Accident Claim
In order to file a successful product liability claim for auto defects, victims will need to prove several important legal elements. The type of defect will also play a role in which legal elements need to be proven.
Auto defects can fall under one of the following types of claims:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Marketing defects, or failures to warn
Whatever the case may be, our San Jose personal injury attorney works to prove that an auto defect caused preventable harm. When successful, these claims can allow injured victims and families to recover compensation for any physical, emotional, and / or financial damages they suffered as a result of their accident.
Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation
The Law Offices of Caroline J. Nasseri offers free initial consultations to residents throughout San Jose and the surrounding communities. Speak personally with an experienced San Jose injury lawyer to learn more about your auto defect case and how our firm can fight on our behalf.