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Auto Product Liability

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Have you been in a car accident that involved just yourself and the environment? Are you confident that you had been driving responsibly and did not contribute to the collision? If you are suspecting that another party might be liable, you are probably correct. In many car accidents – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates between 5% and 10% – the root cause is a defective auto product.

To bring a lawsuit against the auto product manufacturer, or the parent company automaker, you should build your case with a highly-experienced professional. Here at Duck Law Firm, LLC, we have more than two decades’ worth of legal and trial experience we can put to good use for you and your claim. Why not see what our Lafayette car accident lawyer can do for you? Our initial consultations are free – you owe us nothing upfront!

Different Types of Defective Auto Products

All components of your automobile must work together in order for the vehicle to run smoothly and safely. If a part fails, you might never know it until it is too late. For these reasons and many more, it is critical that auto part manufacturers, automakers, and auto mechanics take special care when designing, creating, or repairing automobile parts and products. If they do not, any resulting accidents could be their responsibility.

Auto parts that may become defective and cause injury include:

  • Airbags
  • Seatbelts
  • Brakes
  • Accelerators

Defective By Design Or Creation

There are some ideas that are bad from conception. When an auto product is defective or dangerous just by its very nature, this is known as defective by design. An example of an auto product that is defective by design would be a seatbelt that cannot be cut by any means, which could potentially trap someone inside a vehicle after a crash.

Other ideas are perfect on paper but flawed in execution. When an auto part becomes defective only due to the mistakes of the people or machines crafting them, this is called defective by manufacturing. For example, an airbag may call for a certain amount of explosive chemicals in the inflator and be safe for use; if twice that amount was used by mistake during manufacturing, it could rupture violently and unexpectedly, harming the driver or passenger.

Work with a Lawyer That Offers Contingency Fees

By offering our clients contingency fee agreements, our Lafayette personal injury attorney can provide top-tier legal services without stressing you out about the welfare of your bank account. You never have to pay us out of your own pocket when you use contingency fees. Anything we earn comes as a percentage of your winnings through settlements or verdicts, which means we do not expect a paycheck if we do not win your case.

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