Representing Victims Throughout the U.S.
Auto parts manufacturers have a responsibility to produce products and vehicles that are well-designed, properly manufactured, and safe for consumer use. Unfortunately, far too many manufacturers prioritize profits over public safety—with devastating results. Defective vehicle design, manufacturing, or autos with substandard parts can all lead to catastrophic and even deadly accidents. At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we believe the negligent manufacturers who allow this to happen should be held accountable.
With over a century of combined experience and a proven track record of success, including more than $1 billion recovered for our clients to date, our Houston auto defect attorneys are widely regarded as authorities in defective automobile litigation. We are proud to serve clients nationwide in all types of complex auto defect cases against some of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world.
Types of Auto Defect Cases We Handle
Cars, trucks, and other types of vehicles can have any number of defects—whether in the design of the vehicle itself, the way in which it was manufactured, or in the manufacturing or installation of a single part. These cases are notoriously difficult to prove, however, as it is not always immediately obvious that an auto defect led to an accident or resulted in more severe injuries.
At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we understand these types of cases, and we know how to prove liability. Our Houston auto defect lawyers handle all types of claims, including those involving:
- Airbag defects
- Defective automobile door latches
- GM auto defects
- Post-auto collision fires
- Seat belt failures
- Roof crush rollover accidents involving both pickup trucks and SUVs
- Tire defects
Bus Tragedy $22.1 Million
Catastrophic and fatal injuries were sustained by passengers on a charter bus after an accident.
Auto Airbag Defect $7.5 Million
Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle's airbag inflator canister exploded.
Auto Airbag Defect $6 Million
Ammons Law Firm represented a client who was involved in a motor accident in which the airbag failed to deploy when the client’s vehicle was struck by a pickup driver who disregarded a stop sign.
Auto Defect $6 Million
Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained multiple injuries after his crash safety systems failed to provide reasonable occupant protection.
Wrongful Death $4.55 Million
Ammons represented clients who were passengers traveling in a vehicle when they were involved in a rollover event.
Auto Defect $4.5 Million
The Ammons Law Firm’s clients were passengers in a truck when the vehicle rolled over.
Auto Defect $4.2 Million
Ammons represented a Family and their infant who sustained severe injuries when their vehicle was rear-ended while traveling along a freeway.
In the wake of an automobile accident, you may find yourself suffering from significant, even catastrophic injuries. You may have lost a loved one in a devastating crash. At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we understand that there is no compensation for such losses. However, if a defective automobile or auto part led to the accident, you may be able to hold the manufacturer or a related party accountable under strict liability laws.
In other words, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your damages, such as:
- Immediate emergency medical treatment
- Ongoing and future medical care
- Lost wages/income
- Lost or reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering, including emotional trauma
- Disability and disfigurement
- Property damage
In the case of the wrongful death of your loved one due to a defective vehicle or automobile part, you may also be able to recover compensation for burial and funeral costs, loss of companionship and support, and more.
Our Houston auto defect attorneys know how to navigate the legal process. We often work with various experts, such as accident reconstructionists and medical professionals, in order to determine how an accident occurred, who is liable, and the full extent of our clients’ damages and their impact on our clients’ lives. Armed with this information, we are able to build solid cases on behalf of injured individuals and their loved ones.
Our firm is prepared to fight for you. Call us at (866) 808-0960 or contact us online to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
What makes a car or auto part defective?
The various entities involved in creating automobiles and auto parts—from initial design to manufacturing to sale and distribution—are required by law to create well-designed, reasonably safe vehicles and auto features. This does not always happen. When automobiles are poorly designed or manufactured in such a way that they can cause unreasonable harm to consumers, they are said to be defective. Similarly, auto parts, such as airbags and seatbelts, are defective when they fail to do what they are supposed to—keep passengers safe.
Who is liable for my injuries and damages?
In auto defect cases, the type of defect will point to liability. For example, if an SUV’s design makes it highly susceptible to rolling over, the vehicle designer is likely liable. Meanwhile, if a seatbelt comes unlatched in a collision due to a manufacturing mistake, the seatbelt manufacturer may be liable. If an airbag was incorrectly installed, the entity responsible for installing it could be held liable. In any case, auto manufacturers are typically “strictly liable” for injuries and deaths caused by their products. This means you do not need to prove negligence, as in most other types of personal injury claims.
What are some of the most common auto defects and recalls?
Some of the most common auto defects and recalls involve SUVs and pickup trucks that are prone to rolling over, defective tires, faulty airbags, seatbelt failure, defective door latches, and improper fuel tank placement leading to post-collision fires. At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we represent victims of all types of auto defects and have extensive experience in this niche area of law.
Why should I work with an auto defect attorney?
Auto defect cases are complex. First, even proving that an auto defect caused an accident is difficult and requires an exhaustive investigation. Second, taking on large auto manufacturers and their legal teams is no easy feat. But, at The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we have over a century of combined legal experience in navigating these types of claims. By working with an attorney at our firm who has particular experience in this area of law, you can better your chance of a favorable outcome. We understand how to navigate the process in an effort to secure the maximum compensation you are owed.