Memphis Product Liability Attorneys Protect Those Injured Because of Automotive Defects
Help for people injured in crashes caused by defective car parts
Automotive defects can include a wide range of problems from exploding airbags to failed brakes. Our cars are an important part of daily life, so when we discover that a part is defective, it can cause an inconvenience when you must take the time to bring it to the dealer for repairs. However sometimes, drivers are unaware of a vehicle's defect until it causes a crash or contributes to the severity of a crash.
The car defect lawyers at the law firm of Bailey & Greer, PLLC, are here to protect your right to compensation when you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic accident that was a result of a defective car part. We have the skill and experience to investigate the accident and hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries and losses. We take on the legal burden so that you can recover from your injuries and get back to your life.
What makes automotive parts defective?
A car part is defective when it fails to perform as it was designed to. Claims for defective car parts fall under an area of law known as product liability. There are three general categories of claims for product liability:
- Design defect. The defect in the motor vehicle part was introduced in the design stage of manufacturing.
- Manufacturing defect. This type of defect occurred as the part was being made. There may be certain batches of a product that are defective because of errors in the manufacturing process.
- Marketing defect. A marketing defect is a failure to warn the end consumer of a known danger associated with a product. An auto manufacturer might be found to market a product as safe to do things it was not designed to do.
Examples of common types of defective automotive parts
The car defect lawyers at Bailey & Greer have recovered damages for clients who have been injured in car crashes that were a result of defective vehicles or component automotive parts such as:
- Seat back failure
- Gas tank fires
- Vehicle glass defect
- Failed seat belts
- Rollover accidents
- Sudden acceleration
- Roof crush
Car makers with defective vehicles or parts
The iseecars.com database gets its data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), and it lists the car manufacturers that have had safety recalls for defective vehicles or defective auto parts:
- Mercedes-Benz USA
- Mazda Motor Corp
- General Motors
- Nissan North America
- Subaru of America
- Kia Motors
- Toyota Motor Corp
- BMW of North America
- Ford Motor Co.
- American Honda Motor Co.
Proving liability when a defective automotive part causes a traffic accident
To prevail in a defective auto claim against the manufacturer, you must be able to prove the following:
- The auto part was defective
- The defective part was the cause of the accident and injuries
- You, as the plaintiff, suffered physical and/or emotional injury and financial loss because of the accident.
Even in well-publicized cases of defective parts, such as Takata airbags, the plaintiffs have to provide evidence that the airbag in their vehicle was defective and that it caused their injuries. A skilled Memphis product liability attorney can help make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.
What can a Memphis automotive defect attorney do to help you?
Are you an expert at negotiating with insurance company lawyers? Do you know how to investigate and find the cause of a car crash? Do you know how to assess the value of your claim? If you are unable to do all of these things while you recuperate from your injuries and take care of your family, then we are here to help. The auto defect lawyers at Bailey & Greer help those who have been injured in car accidents that were the result of someone else’s negligence. Car makers owe a duty of care to the end consumer to build a product that will be safe and that will work as it was intended to work. When a defective part such as a blown tire or failed brakes causes an accident and injuries, you have a right to pursue compensation.
We do not expect you to do it on your own. We are here to help make sure that you recover all the compensation you deserve, and that the responsible party is held accountable.
Schedule a consultation with an experienced auto defect lawyer today
At Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we are proud to offer experienced personal injury representation in Memphis, Jackson, and throughout West Tennessee. You are welcome to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a knowledgeable auto defect attorney today. Please call 901-680-9777 or fill out our contact form.