When you purchase a vehicle or when you take it to a repair shop for service, you assume that the vehicle will operate safely afterward. However, one mistake can lead to a part failure, and a faulty part could cause a serious accident and injuries for you. In that case, we can help you seek compensation.
A Plano manufacturer defect accident lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins will fight relentlessly for you.
We Can Help Determine a Fair Settlement Amount for You
After you suffer an injury because a manufacturer created and sold a defective part or because someone installed it incorrectly, you could seek a financial recovery from that negligent party. The amount you could potentially seek will depend in large part on the severity of your injuries, your medical costs, and other factors.
Someone who needs to undergo extensive medical treatment may be able to seek a larger settlement than someone who only needs a day or two in the hospital before returning to work. However, you could even seek compensation for the cost of minor injuries. We can help you determine what your case could be worth.
We can help you seek compensation for your losses, including:
- Bills for emergency care
- Medical bills for ongoing treatment
- The cost of physical therapy equipment
- The cost of prescription medications
- Wages you lost because you could not work
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
Filing a Claim or Lawsuit
After your injury accident involving a malfunctioning product, you may be unsure whether you qualify to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. For starters, you should be aware of the two-year window for filing a lawsuit, as specified in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. We can tell you more about the deadlines that may apply to your case.
Additionally, you and your Plano manufacturer defect accident lawyer will need to demonstrate several elements of your case, including:
- The product manufacturer had a duty to create a safe product.
- The repair person had an obligation to install the product safely.
- One of the parties made a mistake, leading to a malfunction.
- The malfunctioning product caused an accident and your injuries.
- Your injuries created a financial loss or emotional trauma for you.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our team will study the facts in the case, doing our own investigation to supplement any police investigation. We will work tirelessly to show that negligence occurred on the part of the manufacturer.
For a free legal consultation with a manufacturer defect accidents lawyer serving Plano, call 800-777-7777
What Actually Qualifies as a Manufacturer Defect?
Some of the most common manufacturer defects involve problems with cars. A broken part or a part installed incorrectly could lead to a failure and a car accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some of the most common vehicle safety issues include:
- Steering mechanisms that fail or break
- Leakage from the fuel system
- Stuck accelerator
- Faulty wiring
- Safety products that fail, including seat belts or airbags
Once the NHTSA detects an issue with the vehicle’s design or with the design of a part, it will issue a recall. However, the recall may have come too late in your case if you suffered a crash with injuries before the NHTSA issued the recall.
We can help you understand if you experienced a manufacturing defect that caused your injuries. We can use a recall as evidence in your personal injury case, among other forms of evidence.
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Litigating a Defective Part Injury Case
When a defective product or part causes a car accident, it can be tough to prove the source of the faulty part. If the brakes failed in your car and this led to a serious collision, it may be difficult for police investigating the case to squarely place the blame on the braking system.
Additionally, you may find that the insurance company representing the manufacturer of the defective product will refuse to accept your side of the story. The insurer may say that your own negligence caused the crash.
Finding Evidence of Defective Parts to Prove Your Case
Your Plano manufacturer defect accident lawyer can hire accident recreation experts who will study the wreckage, looking for clues that show you did not do anything wrong. The experts can study other clues from the accident scene to determine the cause of the crash, giving us facts that we can present to the insurance company.
In some cases, the experts will rule out certain potential causes of the accident. This may suggest that a defective part in the vehicle was the most plausible explanation of the crash, giving you a better chance of seeking a settlement.
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Let the Strong Arm Attorneys Protect Your Right to Seek Compensation
When another party’s negligence leads to your injuries, you can experience quite a few challenges. From medical bills to painful injuries, your financial future may be in doubt if you are unable to return to work. You could even require ongoing care, leaving you with some form of disability.
You should not have to suffer these consequences alone. Loncar Lyon Jenkins can stand by your side throughout the litigation process, fighting for the best possible outcome. We will advocate for the settlement you deserve, so for a free consultation, call us today.