The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. has one main mission: to fight for clients who have suffered personal injuries because of the wrongful conduct of others. This includes the conduct of vehicle manufacturers who release cars that are unreasonably dangerous due to faulty parts. Our lawyers will fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve after a defect-related car accident in Dallas.
A new car should literally be a well-oiled machine. To operate safely and effectively, all parts of a vehicle must work seamlessly together. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, even when a vehicle is fresh off the lot. Defective and dangerous vehicle parts can end up in the finished product due to design errors, manufacturing mistakes, and lack of proper safety testing. When vehicle manufacturers distribute vehicles with faulty parts, they put everyone on the road at risk.
Most Common Faulty Vehicle Parts
While any car part could contain a defect that ultimately causes an accident or injuries, there have been a few common culprits. Learning about the most common fault parts can help you identify whether your recent crash or injuries might have stemmed from a defective product. If so, you could be eligible for compensation through a product liability claim in Dallas. The following are vehicle parts often involved in faulty product lawsuits:
- Safety features such as airbags and seatbelts
- Electrical components and lights
- Ignition switch, starter, and accelerator
- Fuel and exhaust system
- Braking system and brakes
- Roof systems/roof pillars
Faulty parts have caused thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths over the years. In 2015 alone, vehicle part issues caused an estimated 44,000 car accidents. Not all of these were defective parts, but too many were in an industry that should prioritize consumer safety. Vehicle manufacturers know what steps to take, protocols to follow, and standards to obey to create safe products. Failure to do so to save money or for any other reason is negligence.
Do You Have Grounds for a Faulty Vehicle Part Product Liability Lawsuit?
Lawsuits against vehicle manufacturers or distributors typically take the form of product liability claims in Texas. A product liability claim aims to hold a product manufacturer legally responsible for allowing a defective product to reach the hands of consumers. The law in Texas permits injured consumers to take legal action against manufacturing companies in pursuit of financial recovery for all defect-related harm. To have the grounds for recovery, you must show the following elements:
- You used the vehicle as intended.
- The vehicle was in the same state as it left the manufacturer or distributor.
- The vehicle contained a faulty or defective part.
- The faulty part caused your accident and resultant injuries or damages.
A consumer’s misuse of a product could bar him or her from recovery or result in comparative fault. As long as you were less than 51% at fault, however, you could still qualify for compensation in Texas. The vehicle also must not have alterations that might have contributed to the accident. The attorneys at the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. have years of experience handling product liability claims and can help you with your burden of proof during a lawsuit in Dallas.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Our lawyers have secured impressive results and excellent testimonials from clients thanks to their open and honest communication, personalized attention, and dedication to justice. We can help you get to the bottom of your recent Dallas car accident and find out if a faulty vehicle part caused or contributed to your injuries. If so, we can file a claim on your behalf within the state’s strict statute of limitations. Trust us with your claim and experience the Aaron A. Herbert difference. Contact us online or call (214) 200-4878 to learn more during a free case evaluation.