Charleston Defective Vehicles Attorney
Car dealerships and manufacturers sell defective vehicles at an astonishing rate. While we trust that the cars we purchase have been adequately tested and are safe for consumer use, there are still negligent manufacturers allowing dangerous cars to slip through the cracks. Consumers then have to pay the price of corporate carelessness. Preventable mistakes in the vehicle design, manufacture, assembly, or shipping process can cause much more devastation than injuries and property damage. We as consumers should not have to tolerate his degree of negligence.
At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, our defective vehicles attorneys know the emotional trauma of a car accident presents a major disruption and burden in your life. While you are rightfully feeling angry that this type of accident happened to you, our impassioned legal team can fight vigorously for the financial compensation that will allow you to heal. You deserve restitution for your medical bills, rehabilitative treatment, unearned wages, property damage, emotional anguish, and more. Do not let automobile manufacturers off easy. Our team will work tirelessly for your just compensation in the face of such recklessness.
Common Defective Parts in Vehicles
Many defective parts control the vehicle’s internal operation system, making them especially dangerous if they are prone to unanticipated malfunction. Recalled parts that commonly prove faulty could affect any of the following:
- Brakes and braking system
- Air conditioning and temperature system
- Electrical system
- Engine assembly
- Exhaust assembly
- Fuel system
- Steering and suspension system
At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, our legal team can work to pursue additional punitive damages. These are what the court considers “above and beyond” damages, meant to hold manufacturers more accountable for injuries cause by defective parts in their vehicles.
Contact a Defective Vehicles Attorney
There is no reason why you should ever have to put yourself and others at risk by driving a defective vehicle. When careless people and companies allow a dangerous vehicle on the market, you have legal rights and can hold a manufacturer responsible for their negligence. At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, our defective vehicles attorneys want to fight for all of the restitution you are due and can prove your vehicle was unreasonably dangerous. Don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling our Charleston offices at (843) 720-0810 for support in your case. The legal landscape can be complex, but we are dedicated to fighting for you throughout the entire process.
Defective Vehicles FAQs
What should I do if I’ve been injured in an accident caused by an auto defect?
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that you believe was caused by a car defect, the most important thing you need to do is ensure that you keep the car in the same condition. Your first instinct may be to take the car to a mechanic and get it fixed, but this can destroy any evidence of a defective or malfunctioning part. You will likely need an accident reconstruction specialist, a mechanic or engineer, and an attorney to help you prove that a defect caused you accident and resulting injuries. With the guidance of your attorney, you must be able to show that there is, in fact, a defective car part, that the defect was present when you purchased the car, and that the defect caused your accident.
Who is responsible for an auto defect?
In any product liability case, determining who is responsible for the defect can be difficult. In terms of auto defects, car manufacturers are typically responsible. Some common defects for which manufacturers may be found liable include malfunctioning brake systems, tire defects, faulty seat belts, airbag defects, and more. However, it is possible for anyone involved in the production and distribution chain of the car to be found liable for a defect. This includes the vehicle dealership or supply store. An experienced lawyer will be able to investigate and help you determine exactly who is liable for your car defect and the resulting accident.
What damages can I recover if I’ve been hurt in an accident caused by a car defect?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by an auto defect, there are a number of different damages you can recover. First, you may be able to receive compensation for any medical expenses, including costs for surgery, hospital stays, ambulance transportation, and doctor visits. Costs of future medical care or physical therapy may also be included. Next, you may be compensated for wages you lost as a result of missing work. You may also be eligible for compensation for loss of future earning capacity. Lastly, you may be able to recover damages for any pain, suffering, or emotional trauma. An experienced attorney will be able to evaluate your case and help you determine which damages you should pursue, and just how much your claim is worth.