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Automotive Defects Lawyer

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Automotive Defects Lawyer

Americans rely on our vehicles to take us where we want to go, and we place enormous trust in them getting us there safely. When our vehicle has a safety defect and is recalled, it can cause severe accidents and injury. If you have been injured from an auto defect, contact an automotive defects lawyer today at Mezrano Law Firm.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there have been 13,966 automotive recalls affecting 685,456,459 vehicles in the U.S. since 1997.

The experienced Alabama automotive defect attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm are prepared to pursue justice on your behalf. We fight for fair compensation for our clients injured because of a defective vehicle or automotive part. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. We do not charge attorney fees until we have recovered compensation for you.

How Much Does an Automotive Defects Lawyer Cost?

At Mezrano Law, we work on a contingency basis for premises liability and personal injury. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:

Common Types of Automotive Defects

There are countless types of automotive defects because cars have so many parts that are integral to the vehicle's safe operation. The following are a few examples of defects:

  • Defective airbags which have deployed unexpectedly and exploded in the driver’s face
  • Defective tires
  • Steering column defects cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle
  • Brake failures
  • Fuel leaks and exploding fuel tanks
  • Malfunctioning windshield wipers
  • Sticky accelerator/ unintended acceleration
  • Unintended and sudden deceleration
  • SUV rollovers
  • Roof crush
  • Seat back failure
  • Malfunctioning seat belts
  • Fuel tank explosions

Automotive brands that have issued recalls

ISeeCars.com conducted a study of 31 years of auto safety recall history and reported on the recall rates of car brands. The top ten auto brands which have issued safety recalls include:

  • Porsche
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Kia
  • Tesla
  • Mazda
  • General Motors
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Nissan
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Mitsubishi

Car accident injuries caused by defective automotive parts

While most car accidents are caused by driver negligence, there are other factors that can cause a vehicle to crash, including automotive defects. Injuries from these car wrecks can include:

Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI can result from the brain smashing into the inside front and back of the skull with concussive force during the crash. TBI can be mild and cause symptoms that resolve over time, or it can be severe and cause permanent, disabling injuries.

Head and Neck Injuries

such as a broken neck, herniated discs, and other serious back injuries can occur in a car crash, and they can be more severe if the person is not restrained in a seat belt.

Whiplash

Whiplash is caused by the thrusting back and forth that occurs in a car accident, is an injury often seen in rear-end crashes, and it causes pain to the neck, shoulders, and upper back.

Spinal Cord Injuries

These injuries can cause partial or complete paralysis depending on the location of the injury to the spine.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are a common injury in car crashes. Depending on how fast the vehicles were traveling and the size of the striking vehicle, a person could suffer broken ribs, knees, ankles, feet, wrists, and hands in a car accident.

  • Internal organ injuries can lead to severe infection and other complications, such as a ruptured liver, kidney, or spleen.
  • Burn injuries can occur when a fuel tank ruptures and catches fire in a car accident.

Safety recalls for defective automotive vehicles and parts

Because even the most sophisticated and complex vehicles were designed and built by humans (with the occasional robotic assistance), there will be mistakes, mechanical defects, and other imperfections that could compromise safety. The NHTSA requires that manufacturers recall vehicles with a defect that could affect the vehicle’s safety.

Manufacturers issue recalls, and NHTSA can issue a recall if the manufacturer has not yet done so. Millions of vehicles, automotive equipment, and even child safety seats have been recalled to avert injuries and deaths.

Does a safety recall make the manufacturers automatically liable for my injuries from their defective product?

Just because a manufacturer has recalled a product for safety reasons does not automatically make the manufacturer liable for your injuries. You will still be required to prove that the product it made was defective and the defect was the direct cause of the accident which caused your injuries. You can use the fact that there was a safety recall for the product as evidence of its defectiveness unless the court does not allow the fact that there was a recall to be included in the evidence because of the danger of the jury’s opinions being swayed by this information.

Automotive product manufacturers owe a duty of care to their consumers to build vehicles that will be safe and work as they were intended to work. If a product is defective because of a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or a marketing defect, also called a failure to warn, an injured consumer can hold them liable for injuries and other losses.

Holding manufacturers responsible for defective automotive parts that cause accidents and injuries

At Mezrano Law Firm, our experienced Alabama product liability lawyers advocate for our client's rights when they have been injured because of a defective automotive product. We investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We fight for fair compensation from insurance companies with a team of defense lawyers working diligently to protect their company’s profits. We do our best to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve when your injury results from an accident caused by an automotive defect.

Suppose you or someone you care about has been injured because of an automotive defect. In that case, you are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer from our team. With tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, we are prepared to do our part to help you win.

You can rely on Alabama’s trusted products liability team for your injury claim.

After an injury in a car accident caused or made worse by an automotive defect, you may seek justice for your injuries and other losses. The experienced product liability attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm are here to help you win. Schedule your free consultation to discuss your case with a skilled Alabama automotive defects lawyer by calling 205-206-6300 or filling out our contact form today.

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