Defective Auto Product
There are many reasons that accidents happen. More often than not, those reasons come down to driver error. However, this is not always the case.
Sometimes the cause of an accident is a defective auto product. When mechanical failure is the reason for an accident, it is not always easy to establish that the company that made the product or vehicle is responsible.
If you are dealing with a defective auto product, you will need experienced lawyers on your side to ensure the company or product retailers are held responsible for your accident.
Recalls for Defective Auto Products
The process of issuing auto component recalls is often a tragic one as sometimes no one is aware of defective parts until accidents occur and people are injured. After there is an accident and the defect is discovered, the company may issue a recall, but you may not read it or otherwise learn of it.
Even worse, there is the possibility that the company will choose to ignore the defect and do nothing. When this happens, it is usually because the company has weighed the cost of potential lawsuits against the cost of a recall, and determined it will be less expensive to settle potential lawsuits.
This is an act of gross negligence. When companies do this, they are putting their customers at risk so that they may save money and protect their profit margins.
Don’t allow a company to put its profits before your health. Contact an attorney to determine what your options are for financial compensation.
Assigning Fault when Products Fail
How can you be sure that your accident was caused by the other driver and not by a defective auto product? It isn’t always easy, but the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP have many years of experience investigating accidents and examining the details.
In some cases, it’s possible to follow up on a simple statement such as “my brakes failed” and begin investigating how many accidents have occurred for that particular car model and brake system.
If your car accident involved a defective auto product, the part manufacturer or the car manufacturer may have to accept some of the financial responsibility. Your case could even save others from car accidents and injuries caused by a defective auto product in the future.
Contact an Attorney
When dealing with a defective auto product, you are not likely to face just one opposing lawyer, but an entire team of them. It’s crucial that you have a qualified legal team on your side to make sure you get any compensation you deserve.
If you believe a defective auto product may have caused your car accident, we can help. Contact us online or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.