Because of the remarkable complexity of modern automobiles, even minor automotive defects can result in serious car accidents. Whether because of faulty brakes, airbag malfunctions, or even problems with seat belt design, automotive defects have the potential to cause life-changing injuries to drivers and passengers alike. Additionally, injury victims may face consequences ranging from costly medical expenses to potentially life-altering physical trauma.
Because of the devastating toll that these and other consequences of an accident caused by automotive defects can take, injury victims may be able to seek compensation for their damages from the party responsible for the defect in question. If you have been injured in an accident resulting from an automotive defect, the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand the kinds of pain and suffering you may have experienced, and we want to put our firm’s resources to work helping you.
Automotive defects can take a variety of forms, from relatively minor design or manufacturing flaws to extremely serious issues such as explosion dangers. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience accident victims need to effectively handle automotive defect cases involving:
Regardless of the specific cause of a defect, automobile and product manufacturers need to be held accountable when their products cause injuries to unsuspecting motorists.
If you were injured because of an automotive defect, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the party responsible for your unnecessary pain and suffering. Contact the lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling our offices at (414) 271-0900 to discuss the specific details of your situation with a trained legal professional and learn more about the options available to you in this trying situation.
If you’ve been involved in an accident that you believe was caused by a car defect, it is likely that you will need an accident reconstruction specialist, a mechanic or engineer, and an experienced attorney to help prove that a car defect did, in fact, cause the accident and resulting injuries. In order to successfully determine in court that an auto defect caused your accident, you must be able to prove three things: the car part was defective, the car was sold to you in this condition, and that the defective part caused your accident. For the best chances at proving these three things in court, it is important to have a strong attorney on your side.
In most cases, the car manufacturer is responsible for any auto defect. Some of the most common car defects that are often linked back to the manufacturer include tire defects, malfunctioning brake systems, airbag defects, and seatbelt defects. It is also possible for liability to fall on a vehicle dealership or supply store. While it may be difficult to prove, any individual or company involved in the distribution chain of the defective car may be found liable. An experienced lawyer is an essential asset when trying to determine liability in a case about a defective car.
If you have been injured in an accident and you are able to prove that the accident was caused by an automobile defect, there are a variety of damages you may be able to recover. You may receive compensation for medical costs, including bills for hospital stays, physical therapy, and surgeries. You may also be eligible to receive compensation for any pain and suffering. Recoverable damages can also include a loss of wages and future earning capacity. An experienced lawyer will be able to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.