If you were involved in a
car accident because of a defective part on your vehicle, then keep reading. It is
unfortunately common for vehicle parts to malfunction while people are
driving, which can result in accident and injury. You may not be at fault
in this case, in fact, the manufacturer of that part may be to blame.
Brakes can give out, steering wheels can lock up and tires can be defective
and burst. These are just a few things that could go wrong on your vehicle
that cannot be blamed on you.
Although vehicle manufacturers are required by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration to test their vehicles and parts before they are
released on the market, many defects can slip through the cracks that
are not discovered until it is too late. If this describes the circumstances
surrounding your car accident, then you should know that you are not without
help. A competent auto defect attorney from our firm in San Jose will
fight for your rights against product manufacturers if their negligence
caused you injury.
Contact Habbas & Associates today to get started with a free, no-obligation
When Can You Sue a Car Manufacturer?
If you want to know whether or not you have a case against the car manufacturer,
you should ask yourself the following questions:
- Did the car or its defective part put you or a loved one at risk?
- Could the manufacturer have included better warnings, or made the product
safer in some way?
- Did the defective part or car directly cause you or a loved one's injuries?
Whether your injuries were caused by defective brakes, a steering wheel
failure, defective tires, failed or faulty airbag deployment or a vehicle
rollover, we can help fight your case.
What Is Vehicle Crashworthiness?
Every vehicle on the market should be designed with the intention of protecting
its occupants in the event of a crash. This is termed "crashworthiness."
If a car is not crashworthy, that means that the manufacturers or designers
failed to produce a safe product. So how is crashworthiness determined?
not refer to preventing a crash from occurring, rather, to protecting occupants
as much as possible if a crash
does occur. Crashworthiness of a vehicle can be determined by asking the following
- Could you and your passengers have sustained fewer or less severe injuries
if the car had been designed differently?
- Did the car part itself cause your injuries?
- Could the vehicle have been outfitted with additional features to help
improve its safety?
All of the following can be taken into account when determining a vehicles
crashworthiness: defective seatbelts, airbag failures or defects, the
design of the roof, fuel system defects, defective windshields or windows,
the car's center of gravity (particularly in rollover cases), defective tires.
A San Jose Car Defect Attorney Can Help With Your Defective Vehicle Lawsuit
Get in touch with a San Jose personal injury attorney from our firm today.
At Habbas & Associates, we have more than 175 years of experience
defending the rights of victims who were injured by the negligence and
carelessness of others. If a defective mechanical part on your vehicle
caused you personal injury, then you may be entitled to a claim. To find
out exactly how you can be helped, have our firm evaluate your case so
that we can determine what type of compensation you may be entitled to.
Contact Habbas & Associates today to see how our San Jose car defect lawyers can help you recover after
your car accident.