If you were injured in an accident in Houston that was caused by a defective vehicle, contact a Houston deadly defective vehicles accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (877) 239-4878 to find out if you have a case against your vehicle manufacturer (or the manufacturer of the defective vehicle part). A Houston car accident lawyer could help you fight for damages.
In 2019, a total of 769 car crashes were recorded that stemmed from defective or no vehicle brakes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Recovering Damages for Your Injuries
If a defective vehicle or a defective vehicle part caused you or a loved one to suffer injuries, you may be entitled to recover damages that fall into one of two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages intend to compensate an individual for their “actual economic or pecuniary loss,” according to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §41.001. Some examples of the economic damages you may be entitled to recover given you have a valid case against another party such as the vehicle manufacturer include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Future loss of earning of capacity
- Medical equipment
Non-economic damages refer to the following types of damages:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental or emotional pain or anguish
- Physical impairment
- Loss of companionship and society
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Injury to reputation
In order to recover any of the damages listed above, you will need to prove through clear and convincing evidence that the party you are suing was negligent and that their negligence caused you to suffer injuries. Proving a manufacturing company or a vehicle parts manufacturer was liable for your accident may not be easy to do alone. This is why most individuals decide to retain a Houston accident lawyer who can help them.
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You Can Sue for Defective Vehicle Parts that Contribute to Accidents
Vehicle manufacturing companies (and the manufacturers that supply these companies with parts) are required to follow and meet certain standards and safety regulations. When this is not done or there is an oversight that causes a malfunction in the manufacturing process, it can lead to defective parts being installed inside vehicles. The trouble with this—aside from the fact that it puts innocent lives at risk—is that some companies don’t know their vehicles contain defective parts until an accident occurs and someone gets hurt.
Some examples of deadly defective parts that could potentially cause a collision or a person to suffer serious injuries include:
Airbags are meant to help protect the upper part of a driver and passenger’s body as they serve as a barrier between them and the vehicle. These devices make it less likely for an accident victim to sustain an injury when involved in a crash. When airbags fail to deploy because they are defective, it can lead to a serious or fatal outcome.
If you suffered injuries in an accident because your airbag didn’t deploy or because it exploded (as some have been known to do this), a lawyer could help you bring a case against the manufacturing company. We will fight for a fair outcome.
In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says 738 people died in tire-related crashes, some of which may have been caused by defective tires. Tires serve as the foundation for your vehicle and help to get you and your loved ones safely to your destination. So, it is imperative that manufacturers equip their vehicles with properly functioning tires to prevent a flat tire or even a tire blowout.
Without reliable brakes, your vehicle might not be able to stop in time to avoid an accident or might fail to make a proper maneuver, resulting in a collision. If you think defective brakes caused you to engage in a collision, we will help you determine what legal recourse you can take to make up for the traumatic experience you had to go through.
Properly functioning seat belts have the ability to save lives and reduce a motorist’s chances of suffering a serious injury when involved in a wreck. In 2017 alone, approximately 14,955 lives were saved as a result of drivers wearing their safety belts, according to the NHTSA.
Drivers depend on their seat belts to keep them safe. When seat belts fail drivers and passengers at a time when they need them the most, the manufacturing company may be held liable for its negligence.
If any of the following faulty parts contributed to the accident you or a loved one were involved in, a Houston accident caused by deadly defective vehicles lawyer can help. We can determine if there are any legal remedies available for you to take to hold the vehicle manufacturer accountable for your injuries.
If You Were Injured by a Defective Vehicle, then It’s Time to Call in the Strong Arm
When another party’s negligence is responsible for causing you or a loved one to suffer injuries that could potentially impact you for the remainder of your life, it is only fair they are held liable for their behavior (or lack thereof). Manufacturing companies and those that supply parts to them owe you a duty of care. When they breach that duty, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering—among other things.
If you would like to find out if you have a viable case against a manufacturing company or another party and how much your case might be worth, contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (877) 239-4878 for legal help.