Our Lawyers Help Victims of Car Accidents in New York File Claims Against Negligent Manufacturers
With over 227.5 million drivers holding a valid driving license in this country, it is no surprise that the US also has quite a tremendous number of vehicle accidents every year. In 2018 alone, there were approximately 12 million vehicles that were involved in crashes across the country.
There are many causes of these accidents. Driver negligence seems like the most common.
But there are some accidents involving motor vehicles that involve the negligence of a person or party other than the driver. When this happens, you should speak with experienced accident lawyers like ours at Levine and Wiss, PLLC, to make sure you find the party legally responsible for your injuries.
For example, there are some accidents when the brakes did not work, or the steering column was loose. In other accidents, a defective tire or gas pedal may result in a crash. When these things occur, the claim might fall under what is called ” auto product liability.”
What can you do in this situation to enforce your legal rights to collect damages for your injuries?
At Levine and Wiss, our personal injury lawyers have experience seeking out third parties who might owe you compensation for your injuries in a car accident. There might be a car manufacturer, parts manufacturer, or even a repair shop that is legally responsible for an accident.
Call us today at 888-GOT-HURT to find out if you have an auto product liability or car accident injury claim.
In New York, Defective Car Parts Cause Many Accidents and Injuries
The car manufacturing industry is a heavily regulated one, primarily because there are so many safety concerns surrounding a vehicle’s manufacturing. From the manufacturing of the parts to each piece’s painting, and even the finishing of each vehicle, there are certain standards that factories need to follow.
Although the industry involves many regulations, there are still some instances when a defective batch of parts or cars comes out. When that happens, two things may arise from them: either someone finds out about the problem and issues a recall or people start having accidents, and the manufacturers are forced to recall the cars and/or their parts.
Once these defective parts are on the road, accidents occur, and injuries follow. If you get injured in an accident, you can find out if defective car parts may have been the cause. Often, defective car parts that cause accidents and injuries can include:
- Defective brakes
- Defective brake pads
- Faulty steering columns
- Defective tires
- Defective rims
- Broken axles
- Faulty airbags
- Faulty seat belts
When car parts are defective, and accidents result, the manufacturer can often be deemed legally responsible for the injuries. If you were hurt in a car accident and defective car parts are to blame, call our lawyers to find out if you have a product liability claim against the manufacturer. We can help you collect the maximum damages allowed by law.
Who Else Might Be Liable For Your Car Accident?
There are some instances when a car accident is caused by the negligence of a third party that is not the manufacturer of the car or its parts. For example, a mechanic might not repair your vehicle properly, or someone might not perform an inspection in keeping with regulations. Alternatively, there could be a negligent installation of a part that causes it to malfunction.
In these situations, you might be able to file a personal injury claim against a repair shop or other entity. You must be able to prove that the negligence of someone caused the accident that led to your injuries. Having experienced personal injury lawyers representing you in a case such as this can go a long way toward ensuring you obtain the damages warranted by your injuries.
What Should You Do if You Suspect Defective Car Parts Caused Your Injuries?
If you think that a defective car part, a defective vehicle, or a third-party caused your car accident, the first thing to do is document as much as you can.
If you have receipts or invoices from wherever you purchased your vehicle or car parts, keep them. Also, take note of the warranties that come with the vehicle or car parts. Please take photos of any documents relating to the purchase or scan them so that you always have a copy of them. This is particularly helpful should you lose the originals.
At Levine and Wiss, our lawyers know how to pursue manufacturers in auto product liability cases. We know what questions to ask, what documents to obtain, and how to pursue damages on your behalf. You don’t have to pursue your claim on your own and shouldn’t try. Let us stand up to the big insurance companies and manufacturers, so you get the amount of damages you truly deserve.
Our New York Auto Product Liability Lawyers Are Helping Accident Victims Enforce Their Legal Rights
Being in a car accident can be a traumatic experience for you – especially if you know it was not your fault.
If you suspect something went wrong with your car, such as your brakes not working, or your gas pedal not responding, you might have recourse against the manufacturer. If someone else’s car caused your accident, perhaps their car was defective.
Ask some questions:
- Were there any recalls of your car parts or theirs?
- Did someone recently have repair work done?
- Were the cars recently inspected?
- Is there documentation of a previous malfunction?
Our personal injury lawyers can help you get compensation or damages from manufacturers when you get injured due to defective car parts. Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting accident victims’ rights, enabling you to receive compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Contact Our Lawyers After Your Car Accident in New York
If you believe your car accident was not your fault and that you or another driver were driving a defective vehicle, call Levine and Wiss today. We can look at your case, evaluate your claim, and help you obtain compensation to get you back on your feet.
Call our New York personal injury lawyers today at 888-GOT-HURT, for a free case evaluation.