Auto Defects

The Ammons Law Firm has a reputation for success in auto defect cases, from defective vehicle design to faulty automobile parts. Our attorneys have recovered over $1 billion from some of the largest vehicle manufacturers worldwide.

Automotive Defects

Houston Auto Defect Attorneys

Representing Victims throughout the United States

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, 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.

  • $22.1 Million Bus Tragedy

    Catastrophic and fatal injuries were sustained by passengers on a charter bus after an accident.

  • $8.1 Million Tire Detread & Rollover

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained severe and permanent injuries after a left rear tire designed by Michelin North AMerica, Inc. suffered a disablement.

  • $7.5 Million Auto Airbag Defect

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle's airbag inflator canister exploded.

  • $6 Million Auto Airbag Defect

    Justin Burrow, of Ammons Law Firm, represented a client who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which the airbag failed to deploy when the client’s vehicle was struck by a pickup driver who disregarded a stop sign.

  • $6 Million Auto Defect

    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained multiple injuries after his crash safety systems failed to provide reasonable occupant protection.

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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, 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:

We also handle dangerous road cases, defective car seat litigation, and other similar matters.

Seeking Fair Compensation for Your Injuries

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, 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 firm is prepared to fight for you. Call us at (281) 801-5617 or contact us online to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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Commonly ASKED QUESTIONS

About Auto Defect Accidents
  • 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, 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, 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.

Why Choose Us?

Our Firm Will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
  • We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation

    Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.

  • Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case

    Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.

  • Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

    Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.

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