Accidents Caused by Aftermarket Vehicle Modifications

Attorneys Knowledgeable with Aftermarket Vehicle Modifications Claims Achieve Better Results

Aftermarket vehicle modifications appear in many vehicles on the road today. This broad umbrella covers any work done to the vehicle after it leaves the original manufacturer for the first time. When an automobile gets a replacement part, an aftermarket vehicle modification occurs. In the case of an accident where an insurance company pays the bill, cheaper or improper parts may be used to satisfy the insurance company’s interest in minimizing costs. Inadequate replacement parts may weaken the structural integrity of the automobile and cause future accidents. If you have car trouble, it is worth investigating the history of any aftermarket vehicle modifications. The qualified attorneys at Bohn & Fletcher, LLP in San Jose have helped drivers obtain justice on personal injury claims for more than 40 years. We can help you too.

Liable Parties for an Irresponsible Aftermarket Vehicle Modification

The older your automobile, the more aftermarket vehicle modifications it has likely undergone. In an accident, it is crucial to know who the responsible parties are for your auto accident injury. Our team of injury attorneys and expert engineers reviews the maintenance history of your automobile and researches the various possible causes of the accident. A number of parties may be liable to pay you compensation:

  • A Lessor
  • A Fleet Owner
  • A Mechanic
  • A Car Dealership
  • An Insurance Company
  • A Previous Owner of the Automobile

Generally, anyone who ever owned the automobile may be liable for damages if the vehicle underwent servicing during the previous ownership. Poor servicing can lead to dangerous roadway accidents that may otherwise be avoided with proper care and maintenance. Contact an attorney at Bohn & Fletcher today to discuss all your options if you think any aftermarket vehicle modifications may have contributed to your injuries.

Advice for Automobile Owners

If you own your automobile, we urge you to take good care of it. This includes learning what do to in an accident and realizing it never pays to cut corners when servicing your car. Aside from making sure your car is safe, you may be protecting yourself from future litigation. While it may cost more up front, it is worth the peace of mind to know that you will not be held liable years down the road for a negligent aftermarket vehicle modification.

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We believe in providing excellent legal representation for all people, regardless of their financial status. Bohn & Fletcher, servicing San Jose, Campbell, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and beyond, offers free initial consultations for all clients, and we operate on a contingency fee basis: no recovery for you, no fee for us. We are here to help you recover emotionally, physically and financially from an auto accident. Contact us online, or call (408) 279-4222 today.