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Who Is Responsible if a Defective Part Caused My Car Accident?

Driver error is the most common cause of car accidents, but there are other reasons why crashes occur. Aside from weather, defective parts can cause a car accident; whether it’s an airbag designed incorrectly or a tire damaged in the factory. If an accident is caused by a defective part, who is responsible for your injuries and car damage? Before we get into liability, let’s take a look at some of the most common car defects in the United States:

  • Airbags that fail to deploy, deploy when they shouldn’t, or deploy too fast or with too much force
  • Seatbelts that unbuckle or break during an accident
  • Roofs that collapse during a rollover crash
  • Electrical systems that cause vehicle fires
  • Sudden unintended acceleration
  • Power steering failure
  • Tire failure

Many other vehicle defects exist because there are so many elements going into the creation of modern cars and trucks, making the points of failure much wider than ever before. So who may be held liable for property damage and injuries caused by a defective part in your car?

  • Car manufacturers
  • Vehicle dealership or supply store
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Component producers
  • Other parties involved in the production and manufacturing of the defective vehicle

For example, if the car mat got caught under the brake, which directly caused the accident, you could be able to sue the manufacturer of the mat, which may or may not be the same manufacturer of your car. If you’re involved in an accident, each driver may be able to make product liability claims, however, proving this type of case can be complicated. You must know which defects are most associated with accidents so you can properly navigate your way through a lawsuit.

Our experienced Fort Lauderdale defective product lawyers can help you by reviewing the circumstances surrounding your car accident and determining who may be liable for your injuries and vehicle damage.

Call (888) 499-6206 for a free initial case evaluation.