Accidents Caused by Defective Auto Parts
While there are a variety of ways in which car accidents can occur, sometimes a crash happens due to a motor vehicle having a defective part. When a person is driving the vehicle and the part malfunctions, these auto part defects can cause catastrophic injuries and even fatalities during an automobile accident.
At Halperin Law Center, we are committed to helping injured victims of auto part defects recover the monetary compensation they deserve. With millions of dollars won on behalf of our clients, our Richmond product liability lawyers possess the extensive knowledge of Virginia laws and court proceedings in order to navigate through any complications you may encounter in your case. Let us fight for you while you recover from your injuries.
Types of Auto Part Defects
All motor vehicles and automotive parts manufacturers are required to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Yet, millions of vehicles and auto parts have been recalled due to failure to fulfill those standards. As a result, tragic accidents can occur.
To help alleviate some of the emotional and physical consequences caused by these tragic occurrences, injured parties can file product liability lawsuits against the auto manufacturers. In such a lawsuit, you would claim that the auto part was defective when the vehicle was initially purchased, that you were using the vehicle in a manner intended by the manufacturer, and that you suffered damages because of the defect.
The Most Common Types of Auto Defects Include:
- Air bags that don’t deploy or deploy inadequately
- Seats that fail
- Seat belts that break
- Tires that break and cause loss of control
- Electrical system problems that cause loss of lights or fires
- Accelerators which break or stick
- Wheels that break or crack and cause loss of control
- Steering components that break and cause loss of control
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