Recover Your Financial and Personal Losses
If you were injured in a car accident due to an auto defect, you can sue the manufacturer and recover your financial and personal losses. Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., can help you with your personal injury case. Our law firm can investigate the accident, identify the liable party and negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
Call 850-741-7381 and receive a free case review to get started with your claim. There is no cost unless there is recovery for your case.
Types of Auto Defect Cases We Take On
Due to the complexity of an auto defect injury claim, you need the help of a law firm that has experience with these types of cases. Our attorneys have helped countless clients who have suffered serious injuries in accidents caused by such auto defects as
- Defective brakes
- Poor door or roof design
- Defective steering
- Poorly made tires or improperly retreaded tires
- Defective seat belts
Note: Defective tires make up a majority of our auto defect cases!
Many victims of car accidents never receive the compensation they deserve because they are unaware that there was an auto defect. Other victims may not know their legal options after the accident. Before you settle your accident claim, you owe it to yourself to consult an attorney who can help you determine what happened and who is liable for your accident. Let our legal team review your case and hold the responsible parties liable for your damages.
Who Is Responsible for My Accident?
In a car accident that involves an auto defect, multiple parties can be responsible for your injuries.
Auto defect claims fall under the category of tort cases or product liability cases. Product liability refers to a manufacturer being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. The manufacturer may have installed a poorly designed part in the car, or the auto part was improperly installed during the manufacturing process.
Auto Part Designer
Manufacturers often partner with third parties that design auto parts. Sometimes these third parties create parts that are poorly designed. If the faulty design causes the part to malfunction, it can lead to a car accident.
Auto Part Retailer/Mechanic
Retailers can be held liable in a defective products liability lawsuit if they knowingly sold a defective product or failed to remove recalled items from their shelves and inventory. The same would be true for a mechanic who knowingly installed a faulty part in your car.
Proving Liability in an Auto Defect Accident Case
In an auto defect case, your attorney must establish that the auto part was designed, manufactured or sold in an unreasonably dangerous condition or without a warning and that the defect, therefore, led directly to your injuries. There are several ways our law firm can prove liability:
- Review the product design
- Look at company records
- Hire an auto expert to confirm the accident cause
- Look at surveillance videos of the accident
- Speak with eyewitnesses
- Request a copy of the police report
We can use the evidence to link the defect to your accident and determine what damages you can add to your accident claim.
Damages in an Auto Defect Accident Case
How much you can recover in an auto defect accident depends on the nature of the accident, the parties involved and the extent of your economic and non-economic losses. You may be eligible to claim the following costs:
Present and future medical expenses may include emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgical procedures, medication, physical therapy or long-term care.
If you have been out of work and, as a result, have lost income due to your accident, you may be able to claim your lost wages. In addition, you may also be eligible for social security disability, if you are permanently injured or disfigured. If you suffered an auto defect injury on the job, you may also be eligible for workers’ compensation.
An insurance company or court may also award you damages for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of consortium or emotional distress.
We will work on your behalf to get the maximum compensation possible from the insurance company. You should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence.
Don’t Lose Evidence by Waiting. Call 850-741-7381 for a Free Case Review.
In every product liability case, performing a thorough and timely investigation of the accident is essential. Evidence can disappear quickly after an accident. It is crucial that you contact Tom as soon as possible before your vehicle is demolished or other evidence is lost.
After you contact Tom, we will immediately get to work on investigating the cause of your accident. We will collect crucial data, including black box data, GPS data and other evidence related to the defective auto part.
Call Thomas J. Ueberschaer, P.A., at 850-741-7381 and receive a free case review to get started with your claim. There is no cost unless there is recovery for your case.