Can Auto Manufacturers Be Held Responsible for a Car Accident?

Can Auto Manufacturers Be Held Responsible for a Car Accident?

Most of us experience some type of car issue from time to time. In many cases, it is just an annoyance such as a flat tire or your car can’t start. However, there are malfunctions that can occur while driving which can result in an accident and injuries.

So when a crash is caused by a defective car part, who is to blame? Often, the auto manufacturer is held liable for these type of car accidents.

Auto product liability cases usually fall into one of two categories: design defects and manufacturing defects. Design flaws occur when a car or part manufacturer creates a product that is inherently defective, while manufacturing defects are caused by negligence during the production process. So if such a defect caused a malfunction, and that malfunction causes an accident, the victim of the accident may be able to file a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Common hazards that prompt auto recalls include:

  • Brake defects
  • Seatbelt defects
  • Faulty airbags
  • Defective tires
  • Power steering issues
  • Fire hazards
  • Defective fuel systems
  • Defective vehicle designs

If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a defective auto part in Colorado, Klein Frank, P.C. is committed to helping you recover your entitled compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. With more than 60 years of combined experience, our Boulder personal injury lawyers understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome in all personal injury matters. Do not hesitate to secure the best results possible with our legal counsel.

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