Product Liability in Car Accidents
When individuals purchase cars, they do so with the expectation that it is safe to drive and will do so properly on the road. Cars have many moving parts that are put together in order to create a final product. If a car manufacturer does not follow the right production process and guidelines when creating a car and its parts, the entire car may be defective. If a car is defective and malfunctions, drivers and other people on the road can be put at risk for very serious injuries. When injuries happen as the result of a car manufacturer’s negligence, they may be held responsible for those injuries. This is known as product liability. If you have been injured in a car accident due to a malfunctioning car, it is important to seek legal representation.
What is Product Liability?
Any company that creates a product for purchase has a responsibility to create a safe product for consumers. The same goes for car companies and their manufacturers. Product liability holds these companies responsible for the cars they produce. When manufacturers fail to create safe vehicles for drivers, product liability holds them accountable for the faulty product. When manufacturers cut corners or make mistakes while producing car parts, people on the road can become severely injured. If a driver is injured because of a defective automobile, they may hold the car manufacturer responsible for their injury through a product liability lawsuit.
Types of Cases
There are many ways a car accident can happen as a result of a defective car and its parts. There are three types of defect cases seen in product liability lawsuits:
- Design defect: When the design of a car or its parts causes an injury. This happens if a designer does not consider a driver’s safety. In their case, the injured must show there was a safer and economically feasible alternative option for the design.
- Manufacturer defect: When a car manufacturer does not follow protocol and produces a car differently, it may become defective and hurt a driver. In this case, the injured must prove the manufacturer deviated from the usual process when making the product.
- Failure to warn: When a car company does not provide warning labels for parts of the car that may cause harm to individuals if not handled responsibly.
If a driver or another person on the road is injured due to a faulty automobile, they may receive financial compensation for any injuries sustained in the car accident. Injuries that require medical assistance often leave an individual overwhelmed with bills. If a car manufacturer is responsible for their injury, they may owe the injured certain compensation to cover these bills and other costs.
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If you have been injured as a result of a defective product and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates, LTD. today.
When individuals in Las Vegas are injured due to the negligence of another party, they can turn to Lawrence C. Hill & Associates for quality legal assistance. Whether you were injured on someone else’s property, were injured by a negligent driver, or impacted by negligence in another way, we are here to help. Contact Lawrence C. Hill & Associates today to discuss your case.