Posted on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 10:47 pm    

When you get into your car, you expect your car to operate as it is intended to operate — safely. You expect all the various parts and components to operate safely. However, when a car part malfunctions and results in a car accident, who is to blame? Are you responsible for the damages caused by a defective car part?

Anytime you are involved in a Sacramento car accident; you want a personal injury attorney on your side to determine who is responsible for the damages. You want an attorney who will protect your right to receive a full settlement for your losses. Someone who understands how to investigate car accidents and fight insurance companies for a fair settlement. If you are injured in a car accident, call (916) 999-9000 to talk to a Sacramento car accident attorney at no charge.

Defective Car Part Accidents

When you hear about car accidents, you typically assume that one or more drivers were negligent in causing the collision. However, some car accidents are the result of defective auto parts. A defect in the design or a manufacturing flaw can result in a dangerous car part. Sometimes the defective car part may not cause the accident, but it may result in an injury that is much worse.

For example, you may be familiar with the lawsuits regarding Takata airbags. These lawsuits allege that a defect in the airbag causes severe injuries or death from metal shards when the airbag inflates. A recent example of a defective car causing an accident was last year when actor Anton Yelchin was killed when his Jeep Cherokee crushed him in his driveway. Just this past December, defective tires were a contributing factor in a rollover accident.

Other defective parts that could cause a crash or result in additional injuries in a crash include defective wiring, cooling fan problems, steering issues, defective brakes, seat belts, and defective accelerator controls. If any part or system on a vehicle is defective, it places the driver, passengers, and others on the road at risk for injuries from a defective car part accident.

Why Are Some Car Parts Defective?

There are several reasons why a car part may be defective. The part might be defective in the design itself, meaning the car part would not function properly even if it were manufactured exactly as it was intended. Other car parts may be defective because of a problem with the manufacturing. For instance, the manufacturing changes a specification or uses sub-standard materials when building the car part. Additionally, a part may be defective because it was installed improperly.

Determining why a car part is defective is crucial. You must know why the part was defective and how the defect occurred to determine who is liable for damages. You can only recover damages for your car accident from the party who is responsible for the defect.

An experienced Sacramento defective car parts attorney can investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine if a defective part was a factor and to identify the responsible party. Your attorney can then file a claim against the responsible parties to hold them liable for your losses, injuries, and damages.

Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney

Contact the Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website to request additional information or schedule a free legal consultation.  Our law firm represents clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

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