Auto Product Liability
Defective Car Parts & Las Vegas Car Accidents
When a dangerous or
defective automobile part contributes to or directly causes a car accident, this is an issue of auto
product liability. If you were injured in such an accident, the defendant would be the manufacturer
of the car part or the manufacturer of the actual vehicle (if different).
In some instances, poor maintenance is to blame rather than an inherently
faulty car part. To learn the root cause of an accident, a thorough investigation
is required. Another factor to consider is whether or not there were any
current recalls at the time of the accident or any related accident reports. The
Las Vegas car accident attorneys at our firm can assist in these types of cases. If an auto product defect
led to you or a loved one's injuries, call us immediately.
Car Defects to Watch Out For
Currently, there are a handful of auto product defects that you should
watch out for. The following factors have knowingly contributed to safety concerns:
In a few different vehicle models, unintended acceleration has become
concerning and also the subject of various vehicle recalls throughout
the nation. Some Audi and Toyota models were included in the recalls.
Unintended acceleration is caused by a defect in the floor mats of the
driver's side of the vehicle. In other cases, the acceleration was
caused by poor pedal placement, cruise control failure and stuck throttles.
Any of these factors could cause a vehicle to suddenly speed up without
Improperly stabilized vehicles can lead to rollover risk as well as roof
crush. Vehicles that are poorly manufactured can more easily roll over
in the event of a sharp turn, swerving, etc. Some vehicles sustain serious
roof crush in the event of
rollover accidents. This happens when the vehicle's roof is not strong enough to sustain
the weight of the rest of the vehicle, putting occupants seriously at risk.
Faulty Tires & Tire Tread Separation
It is not uncommon for tires to pop or lose their tread, so when does
a tire become an issue of auto product liability? Vehicle owners should
take care to get their tires rotated, replaced and refilled when necessary.
If an accident occurs because the owner of the vehicle failed to do these
things, it may not be an issue of auto product liability. What can be
an issue of auto product liability is when tires are faulty from the manufacturing
phase. Also, tires that are sold as new, but have been sitting unused
for long periods of time can be an issue of false marketing and lead to
an early failure rate.
How can a Las Vegas car accident lawyer help me?
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a defective automobile
part, Shook & Stone may be able to assist you. Our firm is highly
experienced in car accident cases in the Las Vegas area and can file claims
against vehicle manufacturers as well as car part manufacturers to ensure
that victims get the compensation they are entitled to. From reenacting
the accident to compiling all the necessary details of the accident to
present a persuasive case, our firm always goes to great lengths to protect
the best interests of its clients. For a
free consultation, please call today. We represent victims of car,
motorcycle accidents in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada.