Syracuse Motor Vehicle Product Liability Lawyer
Defective motor vehicle product can cause serious injury to drivers and passengers, either by contributing to an accident or failing to function properly. Many auto parts have critical safety features that keep occupants and others on the road safe from harm. When these fail or malfunction, the results can be devastating.
Companies that produce and sell auto parts have a legal responsibility to ensure that these parts are safe for consumers. If a defective product caused your accident injury, our product liability lawyers can help. Contact William Mattar today.
Product Liability Cases
In general, product liability claims may include the application of one of several legal theories: strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty. This will, of course, depend on the details of the defective product, how it was created or distributed, how it was used, and the injury or arm that resulted.
The concept of negligence refers to the failure to exercise a certain level of care that an ordinary person or company would under the circumstances. In a case involving a defective auto part, this may refer to a vehicle manufacturer that fails to warn consumers about a particular hazard or defect.
The theory of strict liability, on the other hand, says that someone may be can be held liable regardless of intent or mental state. In a product liability case, this could potentially apply to a manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or maker of auto parts that is responsible for selling a defective product that caused injury.
Common Injuries from Defective Auto Parts
Defective auto parts can cause severe and even fatal injuries. Depending on the type of defect or the circumstances of the collision, defects can result in:
- Head trauma;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Crushed body parts;
- Internal bleeding;
- Bone fractures;
- Burns; and
Any serious injury can mean a long and difficult recovery period for an accident victim. If you’ve been injured by a defective car part, contact our legal team today to see how we can help you while you recover.
Can I Receive Compensation for a Defective Auto Part Case?
If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. In a product liability case, the party responsible for designing, building, or selling the product can potentially be liable. This will differ from case to case, depending on the details. For instance, if an automaker failed to identify a safety defect or issue a recall to warn consumers about a defect, they may potentially be found liable.
Additionally, a manufacturer responsible for constructing a defective part or an intermediary party in the chain of distribution (Such as a retailer or dealership) may also bear responsibility. With this in mind, your claim for compensation will be against the party that is found at fault for the defective product. You may be eligible for compensation for hospital bills, medical expenses, surgery, long-term treatment, lost wages or income, diminished quality of life, and pain and suffering.
The accident attorneys at William Mattar can help determine which types of compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Call a Syracuse Accident Attorney Today
If you suspect an auto defect caused your accident, contact William Mattar Law Offices. Our Syracuse accident lawyers are standing by to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your case. We will get started right away filing your claim and contacting insurance companies. Complete our online contact form or call (844) 444-4444 today to schedule your free initial consultation.