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Automotive Products Defects

Defective automotive parts have been responsible for some of the most devastating accidents on American roadways. Whether caused by uncontrolled acceleration or dangerous airbags, car defects have caused serious injury or death to thousands of people in the United States. If you are injured because of a defective auto part, you need an experienced attorney that will hold negligent parties responsible for their wrongdoing. For over a decade, our Houston car defects lawyers have been fighting to get the maximum compensation for injury victims. Contact Criaco & Samperi for a free consultation today. 

Dangers Associated with Defective Automotive Products

Car defects can cause severe, catastrophic injuries. Depending on the part, a defect may cause the vehicle to roll over or make the operator unable to stop. In some cases, it is a fatal design flaw, and in others, it may be a defect in manufacturing that causes the problem. Regardless of the situation, if you are injured by a defective auto part, you should consult with an attorney. At Criaco & Samperi, we know the dangers associated with defective automotive products. We will help hold negligent manufacturers, wholesalers, and dealers accountable for their wrongdoing. In some of the most egregious cases, it can be shown that responsible parties knew of the flaw or defect and tried to cover it up.

Why Hire an Attorney?

After an automobile accident, it may be difficult to determine liability, particularly if there was more than one car involved. Auto industry representatives will quickly try to pass the blame on to a distracted driver or poor road conditions. Only through a careful review of the evidence can it be determined that a defective auto part contributed to the accident and subsequent injuries. Automotive product defects are a complicated area of the law that requires the assistance of an experienced attorney to hold liable parties accountable. Without the help of an attorney, you may never uncover that a defective automotive part was actually to blame for your injuries. 

Why Choose Us?

At Criaco & Samperi, our Houston car defects lawyers will conduct an independent investigation to determine liability after an accident. We will subpoena safety records and look into prior manufacturing issues. We will scour the country to see if other people have had similar problems with the same auto part. Our legal team includes a network of engineers that can provide expert testimony about the manufacturing or design defects of automobiles. As seasoned litigators, we know how to negotiate for a higher settlement or take the case to trial to secure a favorable verdict. 

Who is Liable in Defective Auto Parts Cases?

One of the things that make defective product cases complicated is determining liability. There may be multiple parties involved that can be held accountable for damages.  Depending on the case, some or all of the following parties may be liable:
  • Manufacturers of the product or automobile
  • Designers of the product or automobile
  • Wholesalers, vendors, shippers, or distributors
  • Auto dealerships
  • Auto part retailers
  • Other third-parties

Automobile Safety Issues and Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues hundreds of automobile recalls each year that can affect millions of vehicles on American roadways. NHTSA tracks consumer complaints, initiates investigations, and ultimately issues recalls requiring manufacturers to remedy the problem. Some automotive defects that have caused serious injury or death include:
  • Toyotas with unintended acceleration
  • Takata airbags prone to explosion
  • Firestone tire blowouts
  • General Motors faulty ignition switches
  • Defective engines
  • Poorly designed gas pedals and floor mats
  • SUVs that are susceptible to rollover

Design Flaw vs. Manufacturing Defect

Automotive defects that can cause injury may be the result of a flaw in design or manufacturing. Pursuant to Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 82.005, in order to prove a design defect, a plaintiff must show that there was a “safer alternative design” and that the flawed design of the product was a “producing cause” of their injuries. On the other hand, a manufacturing defect is not a problem in the design of the product itself or one that the manufacturer intended but occurs somewhere in the process of manufacturing. Manufacturing defects may only affect a limited number of vehicles or automotive parts, whereas design defects affect all of them.

Contact Criaco & Samperi for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured because of a defective automotive product, you need an attorney you can trust. You need an attorney who will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact our office to speak directly with an experienced Houston car defect lawyer. All consultations are free and confidential. Get the direct, honest representation you need from a highly qualified attorney today.

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