Manufacturer defects sometimes cause vehicle accidents that result in loss of property, injury, and loss of life. If you or a loved one experienced a traffic collision caused by a manufacturer defect, Loncar Lyon Jenkins can answer your questions and guide you to helpful resources tailored to your case.
Every Dallas manufacturer defect car accident lawyer from our firm fights for their clients’ rights to the fullest extent of the law.
Pursuing Compensation After an Accident Resulting from a Defective Vehicle
It can be difficult to tell whether a car collision was caused by a vehicle defect. Car collisions are chaotic, and liability can be confusing. Federal law 89.563 contains detailed safety standards required for suppliers of automobiles. If your car crash was caused by a manufacturer defect, you may be able to sue your car’s manufacturer for:
- Doctor bills
- Ambulance invoices
- Therapy costs
- Mechanic bills
- Prescription medicine
- Missed historically verifiable income
- Pain and suffering
There are various ways Dallas-area courts have approached calculating pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages are typically correlated to your medical costs incurred but may go higher in cases of permanent scarring or disfigurement.
We Are Here to Help
Manufacturer defects can cause any type of crash and can stem from just about any part in the car. For example, a failed brake line part could cause a rear-end crash. Our team can help you discern whether such a defect may have played a part in causing your accident.
If you have been paying for medical costs relating to a traffic injury, our team may be able to provide financial relief through the legal system. If your accident was caused by a parts malfunction or design defect, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A member of our legal team can help you get the process started with no cost out of your pocket.
Car Accidents Due to Defective Manufacturing Can Cause Significant Injury
When you drive your car, you trust it to operate safely, whether you are on the highway or in downtown traffic. A defective component or installation can compromise your car’s safe operation, placing you, your passengers, and bystanders at risk of severe injury. Injuries that may occur in a car accident include:
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
- Injury to the face and head
- Sprains, strains, and broken bones
- Crushing and internal injuries
- Neck and shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic head injury
- Wrongful death
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
If you lost someone you love due to a vehicle manufacturer defect, our wrongful death attorneys are here to help you in this difficult time. We will help you establish the at-fault party and seek justice for your lost loved one.
Although we know that nothing can replace someone you care about, a wrongful death settlement can help ease the financial burden by covering funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and medical bills.
Whether you suffered severe injury or a heartbreaking loss, you deserve to have your story heard. The manufacturer defect attorneys at Loncar Lyon Jenkins are committed to protecting your right to just compensation. Our compassionate attorneys will examine your claim, establish the financial value of your losses, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a Manufacturer Defect Accidents lawyer serving Dallas, call 877-239-4878
More on How We Can Help You After an Accident
When we accept a new client at our law firm, we take a risk of our time and resources in working on a contingency basis. This limits your risk in not having to pay anything out of pocket to retain legal counsel who fully pursues your rights and interests. If we enter an attorney-client relationship with you, then our communication will be confidential and protected by Texas law.
Given the information you share with us, we initiate an urgent discovery process, collecting evidence that police officers may have missed around the scene of a crime. For example, we may be able to find camera footage relating to your traffic accident.
Police officers do not need to make a note of a design defect for it to be proven in court, but we are ready to work to amend a police report if we find it contains errors about our clients’ case.
We Work with Experts to Further Benefit Your Case
Our law office routinely manages expert testimony to support our clients’ cases for manufacturer defect accidents. Our Dallas manufacturer defect car accident lawyer will know which experts to use and how to present their testimony in court to fulfill the statutory requirements in proving your case.
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Determining Liability for Your Dallas County Accident Can Be Complex
In cases where a defective part caused a roadway crash, there are a few different entities that the legally responsible party could be, such as:
- Mechanic shop that installed a part poorly
- Vehicle dealership that misrepresented a feature
- Automaker who made a defective part
- The designer of the vehicle
- Defendant in pre-existing class action lawsuit
The facts of your case will determine whether one or multiple parties above would be appropriate for you to sue for your injuries. A manufacturer defect car accident lawyer with our team can explain in full detail who may be at fault in your case.
Common Manufacturing Defects That Affect Vehicle Safety
Motor vehicles are complex machines with a wide variety of systems and components that must work flawlessly to ensure driver and passenger safety. When a critical system fails, the results can be catastrophic. Vehicle defects that can affect your safety include:
- Brake failure
- Airbag failure
- Stuck accelerator pedal
- Failure to accelerate
- Insufficient structural protection
- Fuel system failures
- Tire failures or blowouts
- Loss of steering control
- Failed door locks and latching mechanisms
- Electrical system failure
- Wiring issues
- Safety equipment failure
While the above list provides a solid cross-section of possible defects, there are as many potential vehicle defects as there are parts and systems. No matter what the cause, if you are in a car accident due to a vehicle defect, connect with us right away.
We will help you determine whether your accident constitutes a manufacturer defect, who is responsible for the defect, and what damages you can claim.
Types of Damages You Can Claim for a Vehicle Manufacturer Defect
Texas allows injury victims to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party in car accident and product defect cases. In most cases, your lawyer will be able to settle your claim out of court by negotiating with the insurance company or opposing counsel. If they cannot reach an agreement, your attorney may recommend that you file a lawsuit against the other party.
Damages your attorney may seek on your behalf include:
- Economic damages, such as medical bills, property damage, and loss of income
- Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress
- Exemplary damages, such as punitive damages.
Per Texas Civil Code §41.003, you cannot recover exemplary damages in all lawsuits, and there are strict standards for recovery. To obtain exemplary damages, you must prove that the at-fault party’s fraudulent, malicious, or grossly negligent actions caused your losses. The court awards exemplary damages based on a unanimous jury decision. A manufacturer defect car accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins will know which laws apply to your situation.
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Our Lawyers Want to Get to Work on Your Case Right Away
There are several reasons to act sooner rather than later if you were hurt in Texas by a vehicle manufacturer defect:
Texas Civil Code Section 16.003 limits the amount of time that injured people can pursue damages to two years. No lawsuits are allowed if the damage occurred more than two years before the present date.
There could be evidence in the field that supports your case that authorities neglected to retrieve. Police reports for traffic collisions are public knowledge. Thus, if you do not amend an erroneous police report as soon as possible, courts may assume you approved of the initial draft of the police report.
An attorney from our team can help you ensure in a timely manner that your police report is accurate while you focus on healing from your injuries. Some victims of a Texas manufacturer defect accident need a full two years to gather necessary information and take legal action. The sooner you act, the more evidence we may be able to gather for you in the field.
Evidence Is Crucial
Cases with more evidence tend to do better in court than cases with less evidence. To do well in court, a plaintiff must prove the facts of their situation match the letter of the statutory law in question, as well as convey relatability to a jury, and follow all procedural rules.
Some victims choose to seek formal medical attention, and some do not. Those who don’t will not have a valid legal claim in court for any related injuries. Some victims choose to hire professional legal help as well to pursue their full legal rights while being able to focus entirely on the healing process.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we handle your case from start to finish, completing all the work with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome for you.
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