Boston Automotive Product Liability
Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are complex machinery with hundreds of different parts comprising the vehicle. However, when we get behind the wheel we expect that all these parts work as they intended in order to keep everyone safe on the roadway. When a defect in a vehicle leads to an accident, who is responsible? The experienced and dedicated Boston automotive product liability lawyers at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve after an accident. To learn more, call or contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation.
What is Automotive Product Liability?
Whenever a product is dangerous or defective and it causes an accident, the manufacturer of that product can be held legally responsible under product liability law. Automotive product liability cases refer specifically to claims regarding defective parts in a car, truck, or motorcycle that result in an accident. Generally, products fall under one of three types of defects:
- Design defect: a product intrinsically dangerous because of an error in its design
- Manufacturing defect: a mistake made during the item’s assembly or production
- Failure to warn: insufficient labeling, inadequate warnings, or subpar instructions
While virtually any part in a vehicle can be defective, certain defective elements of a vehicle are far more likely to result in an accident. Some of the most common defect parts identified in automotive product liability claims include the following:
- Seat belts,
- Defective tires,
- Door latches,
- Roof crush,
- Sudden acceleration,
- Faulty brakes,
- Fuel system defects,
- Power windows, and more.
Compensation for Auto Accidents Caused by Defects
Victims injured in automotive accidents caused by defective products are entitled to collect compensation from the manufacturers responsible for the design or manufacture of the defective parts. Compensation includes damages for all the following:
- Present and future medical expenses,
- Wage loss,
- Property damage,
- Loss of future income and earning potential,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Disfigurement, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life
A knowledgeable attorney can ensure that you receive full compensation for your case, like the lawyers at The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a qualified attorney for your automotive product liability case can provide many benefits for you and your loved ones. As soon as you hire an attorney, all harassing phone calls from insurance companies stop. The lawyer handles all communication and negotiation with the insurers and files all the necessary legal documentation with the court. An attorney can perform their own independent investigation into the case and determine all liable parties for your accident. If necessary, a lawyer can take your case to trial in order to ensure that you receive nothing less than full and fair compensation for your case.
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Are you interested in learning more about how The Law Office of Joseph Linnehan, Jr. can help with your automotive product liability case in the Boston area? If so, call or contact our office now to schedule a free consultation.