Car manufacturers recall tens of millions of vehicles every year to address known defects.. Defective cars are responsible for many accidents each year. Some car accidents are a result of a vehicle defect rather than driver error or careless actions. If you feel your accident was a result of a defective car Sheller Law Firm can help. We will help you recover compensation from car manufacturer, parts manufacturer or other party who may be liable by filing an injury claim.
Companies that design, manufacture, distribute and sell products have a responsibility to consumers to ensure product safety. A product liability claim filed by a person or group who were injured because of defective cars or defective car parts may be the appropriate action to take.
Defective cars and auto parts can cause accidents. Some of the common types of defects include airbags, design flaws, ignition defects, steering, fuel systems, tires, computer systems, seat, wiring and seatbelt failures. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the authority to issue vehicle safety standards and require auto manufacturers to recall defective cars with safety related defects. A recent example of one of the largest Product Liability lawsuits in the U.S. is General Motors in 2014 – faulty ignition switches which would shut off the engine while driving. According to GM, faulty switches have been linked to at least 13 deaths and 31 car accidents, but there are claims that many more deaths associated with the faulty switch have occurred.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a car defect consult an experienced Houston Car Accident Lawyer. Sheller Law Firm is an experienced product liability attorney who has successfully prosecuted cases and recovered awards for victims of defective cars. You may be entitled to file a claim to pursue compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
The Sheller Law Firm can help you if you’ve suffered damages caused by a defect in your car.