Fort Lauderdale Car Defect Attorneys
Was Your Auto Accident Caused by Faulty or Malfunctioning Parts?
If your car accident was due to some faulty or defective component in your vehicle, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses and injuries by way of a defective product claim. Filing this type of case holds manufacturers or other negligent parties accountable for their part in selling vehicles that had faulty parts and were likely to suffer dangerous malfunctions. It does not matter if the automaker was aware of the hazard—companies that sell goods are responsible for doing the appropriate testing to find possible defects or consumer risks. Therefore, whether the company knew of the danger and kept it quiet or failed to discover it, you likely have a claim against them for negligence.
Our attorneys can evaluate your case for free and help you determine whether you can file a lawsuit over a defective auto part. In the more than 50 years Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. has been serving the Fort Lauderdale community, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for those harmed in accidents. Our many successes are due to our fierce commitment to getting results for our clients coupled with our thorough understanding of the law. Look to our firm when you need a skilled and dedicated attorney on your side.
We have the resources and experience to fight a defective auto claim on your behalf. Call our Fort Lauderdale office today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers.
How Can a Defective Vehicle Cause an Accident?
Spotting vehicle defects that cause accidents isn’t always easy, because the malfunctions that result may appear to be caused by a driver’s negligence. Serious auto product liability cases in the past have involved scenarios like brake failure or sudden acceleration. From the outside, these failures look like driver mistakes, and automakers may even try to pin the blame on an individual to avoid liability. In these cases, testimony from the driver of the malfunctioning vehicle can be an essential part of your case.
Along with the examples above, accidents may happen because of:
- Transmission defects
- Fuel line or fuel system defects
- Tire failure or tread separation
- Buggy or unsafe software
- Steering defects
A driver who loses control of their car due to a malfunction has just as much of a right to compensation as anyone else injured in the resulting accident. Ask us how you can start your claim if you find yourself in this situation.
When a Car Defect Makes an Accident Worse
In other cases, accidents caused by driver negligence are made worse by auto defects. Some examples of the dangers to passengers that are caused by faulty design or parts include:
- Airbag failure to inflate
- Airbag explosion
- Window glass defects
- Seatback collapse or failure
- Seatbelt failure
- Roof or structural defects
- Rollover accidents
While an at-fault driver would be partially liable for the damages, as their mistake caused the accident, an automaker or auto parts manufacturer can be held liable for a share of the injuries as well. If an at-fault driver suffered injuries that were more severe than would be typical due to a defective part, they may even be able to file for damages.
Cases where multiple parties are liable can quickly become complex, with automakers trying to deflect fault by blaming individual drivers. If you are filing such a claim, you need a strong lawyer to protect your right to compensation.
Who Can Be Held Liable in Auto Defect Cases?
Whether your vehicle was made with defective parts or unsafe design, there is a party that can be held liable for your injuries. You may need an attorney with strong investigative skills on your side to determine who is at fault, but someone must answer for their negligence if a car malfunction caused an accident. You may be able to bring a claim against a:
- Car or car part manufacturer
- Car dealership or automotive supply shop
- Middleman or shipper
- Used car dealer
Even if the defective car did not belong to you, you may still be able to file a product liability claim if you were injured in an accident it caused. Trying to determine auto defects in a car that does not belong to you can make your claim harder, but it absolutely is possible with the right attorney on your side. If you believe a malfunction was behind your accident, call our office today for assistance.
You Deserve Justice for a Defective Vehicle
Our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers can fight to hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries. This is true whether your crash was caused by a reckless driver or a negligent company. Even if an auto or parts manufacturer sends a high-powered legal team to defend its case, our attorneys can match them toe-to-toe and fight for your rights.
Getting justice is especially important if you suffered severe or catastrophic injuries, which may happen when essential vehicle systems fail. Let us help you request compensation for everything from medical bills and missed wages to household assistance and pain and suffering. There is no excuse for huge auto companies to release vehicles that cause life-changing injuries for anyone. We want to do our part to hold them accountable.
Start your claim with Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today by calling us at (888) 499-6206. Our Fort Lauderdale car defect attorneys offer free consultations and caring guidance.