The manufacturers of cars and trucks have an obligation to make their vehicles as safe as possible. When these companies make profits a higher priority than safety, it places drivers and passengers at unnecessary risk of serious injuries or death. Auto manufacturers must be held liable for the damages caused by vehicle defects, whether from a bad design, substandard parts or negligence during the manufacturing process.
The Houston auto defect attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm handle cases nationwide, helping victims and their families to recover compensation from negligent automotive manufacturers through product liability claims.
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The Houston auto defect lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm handle cases
nationwide, helping victims and their families to recover compensation from severe injuries after a car accident.
We help victims of auto defects recover compensation for damages such as:
“I was totally happy with Rob Ammons and the lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm. Rob Ammons went the extra mile. I am beside myself. I feel so good with the settlement they obtained.
We have extensive experience in fighting for auto defect victims.
Roof Crush and Rollover Accidents: SUVs and pickup trucks are a common sight on America’s roadways. Despite the fact that these larger vehicles are marketed as more rugged and safer than passenger cars, but the auto defect lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm know this isn’t always the case. A higher center of gravity can increase the risk of a rollover, and poor design can put vehicle occupants at risk of catastrophic injuries or death if the roof collapses during a rollover.
Defective Door Latch Injuries: If you’re involved in an accident, a defective door latch can greatly increase your risk of serious injury. A defective door latch can cause the door to fly open during a crash, which often results in the occupant hitting the ground with no protection or even be ejected through the open door.
Seatbelt and Air Bag Defects: These are two of the most well-known safety features of any automobile and are meant to protect a vehicle’s occupants during an accident. Millions of vehicles that are on the roads today have defective seatbelts and air bags that would fail to provide reasonable protection during an accident that would otherwise be survivable or not result in severe injuries.
Post-collision Fires: Defective fuel systems are often the cause of post-collision fires, which kill and critically injure thousands of people every year. Fuel system design defects can involve the fuel tank, fuel filler cap, filler pipe, fuel line and/or fuel pump shutoff switches.
To learn if you do indeed have a personal injury case the first step is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer . In general, you and your personal injury attorney will have to prove three things in order to recover in a personal injury case: that you suffered damages, that the defendant was negligent, and that the defendant’s negligence caused your damages. Even if you have a valid claim, though, your personal injury attorney will have to investigate whether or not you would be able to collect on your claim. If the other party does not have insurance or other assets, then it may be that you have a valid claim but will not be able to collect on it.
First look for a law firm that has experience working with and winning the kind of case you will be pursuing. Whether you are the victim of an SUV rollover, post-collision fire or product defect you deserve an attorney who knows how to win for you. Some personal injury lawyers have never seen the inside of a courtroom. The insurance companies know this and don’t want fair settlements. At The Ammons Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have a record of winning. Rob Ammons is board certified in personal injury law in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is individually rated “AV” by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the directory’s highest rating. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of others, call The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.
The monetary value of your personal injury claim depends on any number of issues. For instance, a case’s value is influenced by the nature and extent of your personal injuries; the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses; pain and suffering; and present and future disability. However, even taking those conditions into consideration there are significant differences in the amount of money a plaintiff can expect to actually collect. This is based on the amount of coverage offered by an insurance company, or the assets of the defendant. Other factors influencing collection including any partial fault on the part of the injured person, the amount of time the victim(s) choose(s) to spend with litigation versus a quick settlement. There is no way for any personal injury attorney to accurately predict the value of any personal injury case. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to consider the particular factors that weigh into your case and give you an overall picture of what to expect in general terms.
The primary goal of most insurance companies is to protect their bottom line- not your particular interests. The lifeblood of any insurance company is to take in as many premiums as they can while paying out as few claims as they can. Many insurance company employees are trained to minimize or deny your claim as quickly as possible. Representatives from insurance companies use a variety of tools to do this sometimes even pretending to be on your side and want to help you get your claim resolved quickly. A good personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the insurance companies as your representative and either work with-or against-them depending on what your claim needs.