The auto defect attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm prosecute all types of auto defect cases that result in serious injury or death. 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 and require the help of trained experts in engineering, biomechanics, and other disciplines. Additionally, many defects are not readily apparent at the time of the crash, for instance, whether a seatbelt engaged properly, but can be identified with the help of trained attorneys.
At The Ammons Law Firm, our auto defect lawyers will inspect your vehicle and determine if a defect caused or contributed to your accident to ensure the auto manufacturer does not escape liability. While we will investigate all defects that result in serious injury or death, at The Ammons Law Firm, we routinely handle specific defects.
Our Houston auto defect lawyers handle all types of defective auto claims, including claims involving:
- Airbag defects
- Defective automobile door latches
- GM auto defects
- Ford F-250/350 rollovers
- Post-auto collision fires
- Seat belt defects
- Seat back defects
- Defective crash avoidance technology
- Roof crush rollover/crashworthiness defects
- Tire defects
Compensation for Injuries Caused by Defective Vehicles
In the wake of an automobile accident, you may find yourself suffering from significant, even catastrophic injuries. You may have even 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 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. Contact our Houston auto defect attorneys today to learn how we can help you.
Contact the Auto Defect Attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm
Auto defect litigation is a complicated area of the law that requires training, experience, and resources. At The Ammons Law Firm, our Houston auto defect lawyers have over a century of combined experience, and our firm is nationally recognized for successfully prosecuting complex auto defect cases. And, over the last three decades, our firm has helped our injured clients recover over $1 billion in compensation, many of whom were injured in auto defect accidents. At The Ammons Law Firm, we have the training, experience, and resources to hold an auto manufacturer responsible for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered from an auto defect, contact our Houston auto defect lawyers online or by phone at (281) 801-5617. We can help you recover the compensation you need to move forward.
What makes a car or auto part defective?
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. Manufacturers involved in creating automobiles and auto parts—from initial design to manufacturing to sale and distribution—are required by law to produce well-designed, reasonably safe vehicles and auto features.
Who is liable for my injuries and damages in an auto defect case?
Manufacturers are strictly liable for injuries caused by their defective products. However, many manufacturers contribute to the ultimate production of a vehicle. Thus, you may be entitled to recover compensation from multiple manufacturers, depending on the facts and circumstances of your case.
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. Auto defect litigation is largely considered one of the most complex areas of personal injury law and requires the assistance of trained experts in various disciplines of science, along with attorneys that understand the law.
What is a defective Takata airbag?
Millions of vehicles across the world were equipped with defective Takata airbags. As a result of the defect, Takata airbags may rupture during deployment and shoot metal shrapnel throughout the vehicle, causing serious injury or death to innocent motorists.
Who is liable for injuries caused by a defective Takata airbag?
Takata, the auto manufacturer, and possibly a service center, are liable for injuries caused by defective Takata airbags. Injuries caused by defective Takata airbags continue to occur across the country. Depending on your situation, the Takata trust, the manufacturer of the vehicle, or a service center that had a duty to repair the defective airbag, may be responsible for your harm. Consulting a trained attorney can help you determine exactly who is responsible and how to recover the compensation you deserve.
Is auto defect the same as product liability?
Product liability is a cause of action that provides injured consumers a right to sue manufacturers for injuries caused by a defective product. Since an automobile is a product, auto defect litigation falls under product liability litigation. If you have suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by a defect in the vehicle, the personal injury claim brought on your behalf will likely be brought under the law of product liability.
What is the difference between product liability and negligence?
Negligence and product liability are both causes of actions that provide an injured victim a right to recover compensation from a wrongdoer for their harm. The difference between the two theories is the focus of the claim. Under negligence, the focus of the claim is on the conduct of the defendant and asks whether the injury-causing actions were reasonable considering the circumstances. Under product liability, the focus of the claim is on the product and asks whether the injury-causing product was defective. If the product proves defective, the defendant’s conduct is irrelevant because the defendant must produce safe products.
How do you know if a product is defective?
A product is defective if it is unreasonably dangerous for its intended purpose. While this is a generic definition subject to legal nuance, the concept captures the law’s intended purpose–protect innocent consumers from harm.
Can you bring a product liability and a negligence claim against the same manufacturer?
Yes, as an injured consumer, you can prove a manufacturer is liable for your injuries through both a product liability and a negligence cause of action. Either action is sufficient to subject the manufacturer to financial liability, and a plaintiff may be able to prove one cause of action but not the other. Trained lawyers can determine what cause of action will likely support the best opportunity to recover damages from the manufacturer for your injuries.
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