Many people automatically blame the other driver when they’ve been involved in a crash that wasn’t their fault, not thinking that someone else might be to blame in addition or instead.
For instance, if a vehicle crashes into you, what if the reason was due to faulty brakes? If the brakes went out while the person was driving, they couldn’t have done anything to prevent the accident.
In this example, you can see that if the brakes were defective, that could have led to the accident. If the brakes were defective, the manufacturer is likely really the one to blame for the accident.
Common Types of Manufacturing Defects That Cause Accidents and Injuries
There are many ways that your vehicle’s parts can lead to wrecks.
For instance, what if a driver’s brake lights were defective? Perhaps the lights weren’t working properly, and you slammed into the back of that person’s vehicle because you couldn’t tell that the person was braking.
In addition to parts causing accidents, defective vehicle parts can also cause injuries. You’ve probably heard of defective airbags. Though the airbag defects didn’t cause the accident, they can cause you injuries you might not have sustained otherwise, or they can worsen your injuries because the airbags didn’t function the way they should have.
Some common defective vehicle parts that lead to injuries and accidents are:
- Defective tires
- Issues with airbags
- Seat belt defects
- Brake malfunctions
- Other engine defects
What to Do When You’ve Been Injured Because of a Defective Auto Part
You can sue the manufacturer of the defective product to recoup your losses. You are probably dealing with physical pain, medical expenses, lost work wages, and trauma caused by the accident. You deserve to be fully compensated for all the negative effects of an accident that was caused by a manufacturing defect.
See If You Need an Attorney to Help You with Your Case
Call Bohn & Fletcher, LLP and tell us about your case during a free assessment. You can reach your product liability lawyer via the online form on our website, or call 408-279-4222.