Houston Car Defect Lawsuit Attorneys
Crashes Caused by Vehicle Defects
Not all car accidents are caused by reckless drivers. Some are caused by reckless automakers who sell vehicles with tragic defects. If the wrong part is defective, then a driver could suddenly lose control of their vehicle and get into an accident.
Did you crash your car, but you think that the fault is with a vehicle defect? Or were your injuries likely worsened because of a defective safety feature in the vehicle? Call (713) 999-4801 and tell the Houston car defect lawyers of Payne Law Firm about what happened. We might be able to help you create a claim in pursuit of compensation.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our legal professionals.
What is the Most Common Vehicle Defect?
Vehicle defects can take many types and forms. Some of the most common defects are related to braking systems, which can be terribly dangerous. If the brakes fail while you are driving, then you could be practically forced to get into a crash.
Other types of defects that have been in the news lately include:
- Dangerously explosive airbags
- Bursting tires
- Overheating engines
- Stuck accelerators
- Loose seatbelts
- And more
You can check to see if your vehicle has a known defect that has been brought up in a recall by visiting the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls). If your vehicle is on this list and for a reason related to the defective part, then it could be a good source of evidence to use in your claim.
Are Car Companies Liable for Defect-Related Accidents?
An automaker can be liable for a vehicle defective if it can be shown that the defect should have been caught before it caused the accident. Sudden and random defects cannot always be predicted, so it could be difficult to get compensation if your vehicle’s defect was unique.
Typically, vehicle parts become defective in one of two ways:
- Design: A part that is designed poorly is always defective and never should be used.
- Manufacturing: A part that is built incorrectly can become defective in the manufacturing process.
Takata airbags were at the center of history’s largest vehicle recall several years ago. The airbags were designed with an unstable chemical component in the inflator, which caused them to explode randomly and with enough force to kill someone. Numerous deaths and hundreds of injuries were reported around the globe. Takata has been deemed liable for the related damages because the airbags could have been designed safer with just a bit more care and attention.
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Let Us Help with Your Vehicle Defect Lawsuit
Filing a claim against an automaker or an auto part company can be difficult. Such companies often have powerful defense teams that are ready to litigate for them. You should return with just as much aggression of your own by teaming up with Payne Law Firm. Get our Houston vehicle defect attorneys on your side now.
We will help you every step of the way, providing answers to your questions and continuing to update you on the status of your case.
We have helped over a thousand injured individuals and families get the compensation they deserved.
We not only understand the complexities of insurance companies but know how to fight them.
Our team knows the importance of your case and is committed to doing what is best for you.