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Who Is Liable for Defective Car Parts That Caused an Accident?

 Posted on June 22, 2024 in Defective Products

Dallas County, TX defective car part lawyerOperating a motor vehicle can be risky, and accidents due to driver error are common. However, not all car accidents are the fault of the driver. When defective car parts cause accidents, both drivers and passengers can be badly injured.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective car part, you need to speak with a seasoned Texas defective products lawyer right away to start your claim against the responsible party.

Common Motor Vehicle Part Defects

Motor vehicles consist of many different moving parts, all of which need to be finely tuned and properly designed for the vehicle to operate safely. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the most common safety-related defects include the following:

  • Steering components that fail, leading to loss of vehicle control

  • Fuel system defects that lead to fuel leakage or vehicle fires

  • Accelerator or brake controls that fail or stick 

  • Seats or seat belts that fail 

  • Airbags that deploy incorrectly or not at all

  • Car ramps or jacks that are improperly designed

Vehicle part makers are constantly assessing accidents for bad parts. If accidents consistently happen that show a pattern of defective parts, manufacturers need to issue a recall to have those parts replaced. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. 

When defective car parts remain in cars and consumers remain unaware of them, there is an increased risk of accidents.

Who Is Responsible for Defective Car Parts?

There are a few different parties who may be held liable after you are injured in an accident caused by defective car parts. This is because there are many steps involved in creating, distributing, and selling car parts, and a defect can occur during any part of this process.

In general, manufacturers, distributors, product designers, and car parts stores may all share responsibility for the defective car parts that caused your accident. After an accident occurs, it is important to review the circumstances and details of the accident to find out where the defect occurred so that you can pursue a claim. There is no need for you to do this yourself; your lawyer will do this for you by finding evidence, subpoenaing information, reports, and communication from potentially responsible parties, and contacting product safety experts to give evidence that supports your case.

Contact a Dallas, TX Defective Products Attorney

An experienced Dallas County, TX defective products lawyer is essential to pursuing a claim and seeking the compensation you deserve after a car accident caused by defective parts.

Attorney Jerry D. Andrews has board certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the field of personal injury trials, and he can provide you with skilled representation. Contact Jerry D. Andrews, P.C. at 214-221-5800 for a free consultation.

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