Defective Auto Part Car Accident
Far too many people assume that their auto wreck must have been caused by a negligent or careless driver. However, some car accidents involve several different factors – and some of those factors may not be readily apparent even to those injured in the wreck. For example, each year a significant number of traffic accident injuries and fatalities are caused by mechanical problems, defective auto parts, and poorly designed vehicles.
Some of the most common vehicle defects include:
• Defective accelorators
• Defective brakes
• Defective tires and tire treads
• Defective seatbelts and restraint systems
• Defective airbags
• Dangerous car design (such as SUVs prone to rollovers)
Since 1966, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recalled more than 390 million motor vehicles for safety related defects. That number soars even higher when you consider the millions of smaller auto parts that have been recalled in recent years. These safety defects cause serious motor vehicle accidents in Texas every year and cause many serious car accident injuries that could have and should have been prevented.
There may be little a driver can do to stop an accident from occurring if a vehicle malfunctions while on the road. Even the most skilled driver may be injured serious accident through no fault of his own. In those cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be legally responsible for the damages caused in the accident.
Victims Car Accidents Caused By Vehicle Defects: Do You Have A Lawyer To Advocate For You?
At Denena Points, we thoroughly investigate your Texas car accident to determine all of the factors that caused your crash and injuries. It is vital to determine if there were multiple causes for your injuries – for example, if your crash was caused by inclement weather, but your seatbelt malfunctioned during the accident, resulting in serious injuries. It is also vital to determine which parties were responsible if your accident was caused by a defective automobile or auto part:
• A car manufacturer
• A auto parts maker
• A car dealership (new or used)
• A car or auto parts shipper
• An auto parts distributer
Houston defective products attorneys Tony Denena and Chad Points are dedicated to helping clients prove fault in dangerous products cases and getting injury victims the compensation they deserve. Tony and Chad have developed an effective and efficient approach to defective auto parts cases – an approach that involves partnering with their clients, aggressively pursuing justice, and not settling for less than the injury victim needs and deserves. Whether you case is settle out of court or whether it goes to a judge and jury, they believe that having a trial lawyer at your side throughout the process is critical.
When is a Vehicle Defective? And Who Is Responsible?
Vehicle defects are defined by federal law – specifically by the United States Code for Motor Vehicle Safety (41 USC 301). According to the legal definition, a vehicle defect:
• May be in the design, construction, or performance of the motor vehicle;
• Most pose an unreasonable risk of injury or death; and
• May exist in a group of vehicles of the same design or make.
Generally, whoever caused the defect has a responsibility to fix or replace your vehicle if the vehicle is defective – usually, this is the manufacturer. If the manufacturer has not adequately fixed the safety defect prior to your accident or was negligent in their response to the defect, then you may be entitled to damages. A dangerous vehicle defect may reveal itself in a number of ways: your tire tread separates while traveling on the interstate, your SUV rolls over suddenly when you are maneuvering your vehicle, your airbag never deploys when you are involved in a collision.
Call a Houston Lawyer at Denena Points if You’ve Sustained a Texas SUV Rollover Injury
If you have been injured in a Houston car accident that was either caused by or exacerbated by a defective car or auto part, you may be facing physical, emotional and financial challenges as you recover. You could receive compensation for your medical bills, rehabilitation, past and future lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Our Houston vehicle defect lawyers want to help you recover all of the damages to which you are entitled. We understand how significantly serious injuries can affect you and your family and we are committed to openly communicating with our clients so that you can make the important decisions that will impact your future.
To get started, contact Denena Points, PC today at 1-877-307-9500 to a free consultation and to discuss how an experienced Texas vehicle recall attorney may be able to help you recover damages for your injuries.